A CHP motorcycle officer was injured in a morning rush hour accident on the 405 (San Diego) Freeway in West Los Angeles Wednesday morning. The accident caused a massive traffic jam as police investigated and cleared the accident debris. Photos and video of the crash are posted on KTLA.com.

Reportedly, a driver illegally passing traffic on the right shoulder triggered the major accident. The CHP officer was hospitalized atUCLA Medical Center with critical injuries. The accident occurred during rush hour at 8:30 a.m. Authorities closed both sides of the 405, resulting in a massive traffic snarl.

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