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7 injured in 110 Freeway accident in South L.A.

Seven people were critically injured Wednesday afternoon in an accident on the northbound 110 Freeway near the 105 Freeway in South Los Angeles, officials said.

The accident, which occurred about 3:15 p.m.,  prompted the California Highway Patrol to issue a SigAlert for the busy artery just as the afternoon rush-hour commute was underway. Car pool lanes in both directions were closed.

About 50 firefighters were at the scene assessing the victims, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. The crash occurred in the bus lane of the 110 freeway.

CHP Officer Vince Ramirez said initial reports stated that the a vehicle had collided with pedestrians on the busway. No other details were immediately available.

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--Andrew Blankstein (twitter.com/anblanx) and Robert J. Lopez (twitter.com/LAJourno)

 
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