Helicopter forced to land on I-10 bridge after accident

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Just after three o'clock this afternoon Lake Charles City Police responded to an accident on I-10 Westbound near the top of the I-10 bridge.

Police later learned that a stalled pickup truck caused an 18-wheeler to stop. Another pickup truck then rear-ended the 18-wheeler.

A helicopter landed atop the bridge to air-lift two men to a nearby hospital with severe injuries. Another person was transported to a local hospital by ground ambulance.

During was diverted to I-210 Westbound for at least two hours during the accident. The Lakeshore Drive entrance ramp was also closed.

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