A series of traffic accidents caused problems for Claremont commuters Tuesday morning.
Claremont Police received a call around 7:28 a.m. regarding a solo motorcycle accident near the intersection of Base Line Road and Monte Vista Avenue. The motorcyclist, heading westbound on Base Line Road, slammed on his brakes for stopped traffic and lost control of his bike, according to Lieutenant Shelly Vander Veen. Though the motorcyclist was still conscious, he was flown to USC Medical Center for possible head injuries.
During that time, an off-duty Los Angeles County sheriff stopped his vehicle in the eastbound lanes of Base Line Road to provide assistance to the motorcyclist. While helping the man, another vehicle rear-ended the officer’s car. No one was hurt during the second incident.