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Sunday, March 17, 2013

4-car crash shuts lanes on 134 Freeway at Orange Grove Blvd in Pasadena

 http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/los_angeles&id=9031083

 

 An ABC7 viewer sent in this shot of a car on fire. The car was involved in a four-car crash on the eastbound 134 Freeway in Pasadena on Sunday, March 17, 2013.

 An ABC7 viewer sent in this shot of a car on fire. The car was involved in a four-car crash on the eastbound 134 Freeway in Pasadena on Sunday, March 17, 2013.

A four-car crash shut down all lanes on the eastbound 134 Freeway at Orange Grove Boulevard in Pasadena on Sunday night.

One car was reportedly engulfed in flames with people trapped inside.

The crash happened around 6:45 p.m. The No. 5 lane on the freeway was reopened for about an hour before all lanes were shut again around 8:45 p.m.

Update:

One of the cars reportedly caught fire, trapping multiple people inside. The number of injuries is unknown.

A three-hour Sig Alert was issued following the crash.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.



From Peggy Drouet:  I'm not too surprised to read of this accident, occurring very near the San Rafael neighborhood. I drove home to Pasadena today from San Diego. Something seemed to have gotten into people this day as I witnessed more than the usual number of unsafe drivers on the freeways. Maybe it was because it was St. Patrick's Day and people were drinking more than they should have been. I got off the freeway to go shopping in East Pasadena and decided to keep off the freeways to go home, taking the more time-consuming but safer route on the streets. I can't think of too many things more horrible than being trapped in a burning car. Those poor people. I heard the helicopters overhead and knew something had happened, but we often have helicopters overhead in the San Rafael neighborhood as they follow the freeway routes close by, so we don't overly pay attention to their presence.