Multivehicle Crash in Woodland Hills Leaves 2 Injured: LAPD

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Multiple vehicles were involved in a crash in Woodland Hills on Tuesday afternoon, police said.

LAFD responds to a crash in Woodland Hills on July 25, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

The crash was reported about 4 p.m. at Ventura Boulevard and Premiere Hills Circle, Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Officer Tony Im said.

Four vehicles were involved, Im said. Ambulances were requested for two victims with minor injuries, he said.

Later, at the scene of the crash, two men involved in the collision told KTLA conflicting reasons for the crash.

Shaun Anastascio, one of the drivers involved in the crash, said another driver was street racing and that is what led to the collision.

"There's no way they weren't going at an unreasonable speed," Anastascio said.

The cause of the crash is still under under investigation, police said, so it is not clear if illegal street racing played a role. However, Malik Whitfield, another driver involved in the crash, said there was no street racing involved.

"Just because my car looks like a fast car — that's why they're saying that," Whitfield said.

Whatever the cause of the crash, both men said they were thankful to be alive considering the wreckage.

"I don't know how I made this one — glass flying in my face, man, hitting my head on the steering wheel," Whitfield said.

"I do think it's a blessing I didn't die," Anastascio said.

The crash occurred in a largely commercial area near a Target, Im said.

A silver SUV and two dark-colored sedans appeared to have serious damage, aerial video from Sky5 showed. Debris was scattered across Ventura Boulevard.

KTLA's Nidia Becerra contributed to this article.

One of several vehicles involved in a crash in Woodland Hills on July 25, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)