Two Taken to Hospital Following 105 Crash

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Two Taken to Hospital Following 105 Crash

ATHENS (CNS) – Two people were taken to a hospital today following a freeway crash in the unincorporated Athens neighborhood, authorities said.

The incident occurred just before 1:30 a.m. along the westbound lanes of the Glenn Anderson (105) Freeway just west of Vermont Avenue.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department received a call of a possible overturned vehicle and arrived to find two people in need of medical attention.

Video from the Citizen news app showed paramedics tending to at least one person near a car that was diagonal across multiple lanes.

Just before 2 a.m., one person was taken to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center while another was taken to St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, said LAcoFD Supervisor Bernard Peters.

At 1:39 a.m., the California Highway Patrol received a report of heavy fog in the area and noted it was “difficult for drivers to see signs.” The CHP gauged the visibility depth at just 50 feet, five minutes later.

According to the National Weather Service Los Angeles, this marine layer is a result of a weakening high pressure system over the region.

A SigAlert was issued at 2:07 a.m. for all westbound lanes for an indefinite period.

CNS-10-18-2020 03:40