Five injured, three critically, in Woodland Hills car crash

<This post has been corrected, as noted below.>

Los Angeles firefighters and paramedics responded to an intersection in Woodland Hills on Thursday night after a three-car crash left five people injured, three of them critically.

Katherine Main of the Los Angeles City Fire Department said the crash was reported about 9:45 p.m. near the intersection of Oakdale Avenue and Ventura Boulevard.

She said two of the patients were in fair condition. One of the three critically injured patients had to be extricated from a car using the “jaws of life,” Main said.

She said she did not have the names, gender or ages of the accident victims.

No other details were immediately available.

[For the record, 7:55 a.m. PDT Dec. 27: An earlier version of this post reported that the crash occurred in Tarzana; it was in Woodland Hills.]


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