Injuries Sustained in Castaic Multi-Vehicle Accident on 5 Freeway
CASTAIC, CA (August 19, 2019) – Five people sustained injuries in a multi-vehicle accident on 5 Freeway on August 16.
The first responders received reports of a traffic crash in the southbound lanes of 5 Freeway and Hasley Canyon Road before 4:00 a.m.
“This call was for (at least) four vehicles involved, including a big rig,” Austin Bennett, spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department stated.
According to California Highway Patrol officers, the collision involved six vehicles.
Paramedics treated five people at the scene. However, two of them went to the hospital with serious injuries while three others required “basic life support,” Bennett added.
According to Officer Josh Greengard of the CHP, officers received the call at 3:52 a.m. for multiple vehicles blocking the fast lane and the lane next to it in the southbound lanes of 5 Freeway.
Authorities issued a SigAlert at 4:34 a.m. for the fast lane and the two lanes next to it being blocked. By 6:40 a.m., all lanes reopened.
“There was also a report of a fuel spill,” a passerby claimed.
Firefighters also located evidence of a fuel spill.
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