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Six hurt in crash on the 118 Freeway in Pacoima

April 10, 2011 |  4:10 pm

Six people were injured, three critically, when two vehicles collided on the 118 Freeway near the 5 Freeway in Pacoima on Sunday.

Two lanes of the eastbound 118 remained closed as the California Highway Patrol investigated the crash and clean-up crews removed debris, said CHP Officer Monica Posada.

The accident occurred about 1:36 p.m. and at least one of the vehicles, a pickup truck, overturned, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey. The truck’s occupants, a 4-year-old boy and 1-year-old girl and a 26-year-old woman, believed to be their mother, were taken to Northridge Hospital  Medical Center in serious to critical condition, Humphrey said.

Three people in a compact car, a man, a woman and a teenage boy, all believed to be related, were taken to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center with minor to moderate injuries, Humphrey said.

--Carla Rivera