At least eight people were injured, seven hospitalized, including three in critical condition, after being involved in a multi-vehicle crash on the 2 South in Glassell Park on Tuesday. According to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department, the accident occurred April 4th around 5 p.m. near Fletcher Drive. The collision involved three passenger vehicles and a tanker truck carrying milk.
Few details were available regarding how the collision occurred. The force of the impact caused the tanker to overturn, spilling milk on the road. According to Stewart, six individuals were temporarily trapped in the wreckage of the cars and had to be rescued by firefighters. One of those injured victims was a 16-year-old girl. Overall the fire department transported five females and two males to a local hospital for treatment; although the extent of their injuries was not disclosed.
An investigation is still ongoing in order to determine all the factors that contributed to this collision and to find the cause for it. The identities of everyone involved have not been released. The ages of the injured victims ranged from 16 to 65. It took several hours for the road to be cleared, traffic was backed up for miles and motorists could be seen getting out of the vehicles to walk around on the freeway during the standstill.