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Rollover Crash on 101 Injures Two, Shuts Down Lanes

The more seriously injured may have suffered a severed hand.

Patch photo credit: Martin Henderson.
Patch photo credit: Martin Henderson.

One person suffered major injuries in a rollover crash involving multiple vehicles on the westbound Ventura (101) Freeway today that temporarily shut down several lanes, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

The crash -- which involved at least two vehicles -- took place just before 2 p.m. on the westbound 101 Freeway near the Van Nuys Boulevard exit, according to CHP Officer Patrick Kimball.

It blocked the Nos. 1 and 2 lanes for an hour, Kimball said.

One person was transported to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center with major injuries, possibly a severed hand, Kimball and fire department spokeswoman Katherine Main said.

One other person suffered minor injuries, Kimball said.

The CHP declared a SigAlert at 2:03 p.m. to clear the accident and remove the injured, Kimball explained. The lanes were finally cleared at 2:58 p.m., he said.

--City News Service

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