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Wrong-way driver causes six-car crash in San Fernando Valley

June 19, 2012 |  9:49 am

As many as six cars were involved in a Valley Glen accident that sent three people to the hospital, including one woman in critical condition.

Firefighters responded to Victory Boulevard and Whitsett Avenue around 7:23 a.m. Tuesday morning, and L.A. Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said the injured woman had to be cut from her white sedan with “hydraulic prying tools.” The woman and two men with minor injuries were transported to local hospitals, Humphrey said.

The identities of the victims were not immediately known, but LAPD Valley Traffic Officer Luis Rosas said two males involved were in their mid-40s.

Rosas said the initial collision occurred when one vehicle was traveling on the wrong side of the road, going eastbound on the westbound side of Victory. That car collided with another, and the two vehicles spun out and caused the muti-car wreck, Rosas said.

Rosas said Victory had been closed in both directions and Whitsett was closed on the southbound side. It was not clear when the roads would open, but Humphrey said he expected them to reopen soon.

Humphrey said that at least a half dozen people were involved in the pile-up, though all but the injured three declined transpiration to the hospital.  

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