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4 hurt in wrong-way crash on I-5 in Pacoima

August 27, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Four people were injured in a four-vehicle crash that reportedly involved a wrong-way driver on the I-5 North in Pacoima on Saturday.

The California Highway Patrol closed three northbound lanes near Terra Bella Street, where a car going against traffic crashed into oncoming vehicles.

Officials said firefighters and paramedics were sent to the scene at about 8 a.m. At least one person had to be extricated from a vehicle.

Authorities said four people were transported to area hospitals; three were in critical condition and one was in fair condition.

Traffic was held up until the wreck was cleared from the road and all lanes were reopened at about 9:15 a.m.

City News Service contributed to this report.