One person airlifted to hospital following crash on Highway 1

Multiple-vehicle accident shut down westbound lanes Monday evening

An air ambulance prepares to take a car accident victim to hospital on Monday night on Highway 1 near Mt. Lehman.

An air ambulance prepares to take a car accident victim to hospital on Monday night on Highway 1 near Mt. Lehman.

One person was airlifted to hospital following a multiple-vehicle accident on Highway 1 on Monday night.

The accident occurred in the westbound lanes, east of Bradner Road, after 7 p.m.

The accident, which reports say involved four vehicles, sent two vehicles off the highway. A fire started in a Chevy Cobalt that was involved in the accident.

The air ambulance landing shut down the westbound lanes on the highway, backing up traffic.