GORMAN, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say several crashes involving about 50 vehicles on Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles have sent 12 people to the hospital.
The Grapevine section of the interstate was closed as emergency crews responded to the accidents Saturday afternoon.
At 6:50 p.m. CHP announced all lanes are open on the Grapevine.
SB I-5 right lane open – 3 left lanes CLOSED until 9pm for accident clean-up. https://t.co/ZT8DOvdEJN
— Caltrans District 7 (@CaltransDist7) March 24, 2019
The California Highway Patrol’s traffic incident website said the accidents occurred amid thick fog.
Los Angeles County Fire Capt. Ron Haralson said a dozen people were transported to the hospital. One was in critical condition, four others sustained minor injuries and seven more had minor injuries. The injured included a 21-month-old child and a horse in trailer that was rear-ended.
The Grapevine carries traffic over mountains between greater Los Angeles and the San Joaquin Valley. The wrecks caused traffic on northbound and southbound lanes to back up for miles.