Westbound 118 Freeway Reopens in Pacoima Following Rollover Crash

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The westbound lanes of the 118 Freeway were blocked through Pacoima for a time after a vehicle overturned Wednesday evening, injuring two people inside, officials said.

Traffic was being diverted off the freeway at Glenoaks Boulevard following the crash, which occurred around 6:15 p.m., the Los Angeles Fire Department said in an alert.

The lanes reopened shortly after 7 p.m.

A man and woman described by firefighters as elderly were extricated from the vehicle and taken to a hospital.

Though the car appears rather mangled as it sat on its head in aerial footage, LAFD said the occupants were in fair condition and had been alert and talking with firefighters.

It was unclear what led up to the crash, and fire officials said it was unknown whether others were involved.

The crash was creating a severe bottleneck during the evening rush hours, aerial video showed.

Two other vehicles collided along the right shoulder at Glenoaks Boulevard just before 7 p.m., the CHP log showed.

One of the cars, gray Toyota Prius, had sustained major rear-end damage, and a tow truck was expected to arrive around 8 p.m.

No further details were available.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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