“5 vehicles involved in crash that closed all eastbound lanes.”
All lanes of the eastbound 91 near the Paramount Boulevard exit in Long Beach were blocked early this morning after a five-vehicle crash, in which one car was fully engulfed in flames, the California Highway Patrol said.
City News Service reported that six people were injured, one of them critically, in the fiery collision.
The collision was reported at 4:47 a.m., CHP officer Jennifer Connolly said.
One vehicle was engulfed in flames, and firefighters responded to extinguish the fire, Connolly said.
Firefighters freed two people who were trapped in their vehicles, and paramedics took the critically injured person to a hospital, CNS reported. The others were treated at the scene.
All eastbound lanes of the freeway were shut down until about 5:30 a.m., when the car pool lane reopened. The remaining lanes were reopened by 5:50 a.m., Connolly said. Traffic is still backed up.
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