4-Car Pileup on SR-54 Causes Traffic Headache at Start of Rush Hour

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A four-car pileup caused a traffic backup on state Route 54 at the start of rush-hour traffic. Photo via OnSceneTV

A chain-reaction crash halted traffic Monday afternoon on a major freeway in the South Bay just as rush hour was starting.

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The four-car pileup happened around 3:40 p.m. on eastbound state Route 54 near the Interstate 805 junction, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The crash closed all but one lane of traffic, causing a major back-up.

Several people were transported to a local hospital for various non-life-threatening injuries, the CHP said.

All lanes were reopened by 5 p.m.

The cause of the crash was under investigation, the CHP said.

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