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Armored car overturns on Interstate 5 near Ventura Freeway

January 18, 2010 |  9:39 am

At least one person was injured and early-morning traffic was tied up today when an armored car overturned on the Golden State Freeway near the Ventura Freeway.

The 3:39 a.m. accident on northbound Interstate 5 initially shut down four lanes and resulted in a SigAlert, said CHP Officer Jennifer Connolly. The alert was expected to remain in effect until 11:30 a.m., but all but one lane of the freeway was reopened and traffic appeared to be moving normally by 8:45 a.m., she said.

It was unclear whether the accident was weather-related. The injured person was taken to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, but the victim’s condition and identity were not available, said Brian Humphrey, a spokesman for the Los Angeles City Fire Department.

One other person may have been hospitalized, Humphrey said, but no further information was available.

-- Patrick J. McDonnell

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