NORTH HILLS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Two people were ejected from a car and another person was initially trapped inside after a two-vehicle crash Monday night on the 405 Freeway in North Hills, authorities said.
The violent collision was reported about 7:47 p.m. on the southbound side of the interstate, near Nordhoff Street, the Los Angeles Fire Department said in a statement.
Firefighters and California Highway Patrol officers responded to the scene, where the trapped person was extricated from one of the cars.
The three patients - identified only as a 22-year-old man, 25-year-old man and 25-year-old woman - were each transported to a hospital in critical condition, according to the fire department.
Several lanes were closed in the aftermath of the incident, bringing southbound traffic to a near standstill. It was unclear when the freeway would be fully reopened.
The cause of the crash was unknown.