Teen Girl in Grave Condition, 5 Others Hospitalized After South Los Angeles-Area Crash

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Six people were injured, including a teen in grave condition, after a multivehicle collision in the South Los Angeles early Thursday.

LAFD responded to a crash in South Los Angeles on May 4, 2017. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

The crash happened just before 1 a.m. in the 1800 block of East Vernon Avenue, according to a Los Angeles Fire Department alert. The area is near the border of the Central-Alameda neighborhood of South L.A. and the city of Vernon.

The collision possibly occurred after a driver went through a red light, Sgt. Brandon Gray of the Vernon Police Department told the Los Angeles Times.

He said six people were injured, including five occupants of one car who were transported to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center and all listed in critical condition. The sixth person, the driver of the other car, was in stable condition after being taken to Huntington Park Community Hospital.

The Fire Department initially said five people — three females and two males — had been injured in the collision.

A 16-year-old girl was reported to be in grave condition, while the conditions of the other four patients were serious to critical, LAFD spokeswoman Margaret Stewart said after the crash.

Gray could not confirm that one of the patients was in grave condition, the Times reported. He also did not have the ages of the six patients.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

No other information has been released.