Latest: 25 hospitalized, 5 serious, after LA highway crash
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a Los Angeles highway crash involving multiple vehicles (all times local):
Authorities say 25 people were transported to hospitals with mostly minor injuries following a crash on a Los Angeles highway involving a bus and multiple cars.
Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart says five patients were in serious condition following the collisions Sunday afternoon on Interstate 405. She says the 20 others were in fair condition with minor injuries.
Southbound lanes remained closed nearly two hours after the initial crash in LA’s San Fernando Valley area.
City News Service reports the bus slammed into the concrete divider after colliding with other vehicles. Most of the wreckage was in southbound lanes, but at least one crashed vehicle was on the northbound side before being cleared.
The cause is under investigation.
Authorities say a bus on a Los Angeles highway plowed into other vehicles and crashed through a concrete divider, injuring at least 13 people.
Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart says four people are in serious condition following the crash Sunday afternoon on Interstate 405 in the city’s San Fernando Valley area. Stewart says six people were in fair condition.
City News Service reports it was difficult for paramedics to reach the scene because of multiple chain-reaction collisions.
Most of the wreckage was in southbound lanes but at least one crashed vehicle was on the northbound side.
All of the highway’s lanes were closed, backing up traffic for miles on the key north-south artery.
Fire department officials say the identities of the victims were not immediately available.