Overturned vehicle causes traffic back-up on westbound 118 Fwy in Pacoima

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Thursday, January 31, 2019
Authorities surveyed the scene after a vehicle overturned, leaving two people trapped inside and causing a backup on the westbound 118 Freeway in Pacoima.

PACOIMA, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- All westbound lanes of the 118 Freeway were shut down in Pacoima Wednesday night as firefighters rescued two people trapped in an overturned vehicle.

Authorities said the crash happened around 6:15 p.m. near the San Fernando Road exit as two senior citizens were stuck inside the car.

Firefighters were able to safely extract the couple and place them in an ambulance. They were listed in fair condition.

The man and woman were alert and talking with crews as they were rescued.

It was unclear how the vehicle flipped over and crashed.

Traffic was backed up for a few miles as they were diverted off the freeway. It reopened about an hour later.

The investigation is ongoing.