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Los Angeles, CA (August 22, 2019) – A total of six vehicles were involved in a multi-vehicle collision that occurred on the 101 Freeway at Victory Boulevard in Los Angeles. The pile-up took place at around 12:07 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.
The incident was reported to have begun when a pickup truck with a trailer jackknifed on the freeway. The vehicle blocked all lanes and a subsequent oil spill caused trailing motorists to slide into one another.
Altogether, six vehicles crashed at the scene and emergency crews were immediately called to the area. Paramedics worked diligently to assist the injured parties but the conditions of those involved were not reported.
CHP is currently in charge of the investigation.
In 2012, the state of California saw 341 fatal collisions involving large trucks, and hundreds more which caused serious injuries. That number was reported to have made up 7.3% of all fatal truck accidents across the United States. Due to the sheer nature and power of such large vehicles, multi-vehicle accidents in California, particularly those involving a large truck, may often be among the most severe types of collisions.
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