5 Injured After Crash Involving Big Rig Carrying Carrots

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Five people were injured after a big rig carrying a load of carrots collided with another vehicle in Lake Los Angeles Monday night, according to authorities.


Carrots covered a roadway in Lake Los Angeles after a collision between a big rig and a vehicle. (Credit: Hightail)

The crash occurred near the intersection of 170th Street and East Avenue N (map) shortly after 8:30 p.m., California Highway Patrol Officer Alex Rubio said.

Video from the scene showed the roadway was littered with thousands of carrots.

Another car spun out of control shortly after the initial incident, Rubio said. The vehicle appeared to have been stopped by the large pile of carrots in the road, according to the video.

Five people were transported to a local hospital following the collision, including 2 people who had to be airlifted, Los Angeles County Fire Supervisor Kyle Sanford said.

One of the people involved in the crash was critically injured, according to Sanford. The rest sustained minor to moderate injuries.

The carrots were cleaned up from the scene.

The crash was under investigation.

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