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Six-car Crash Killed 3 Children, 2 Adults

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Uploaded on May 27, 2008

SelectPlusSix-car Crash Killed 3 Children, 2 AdultsSix-car Crash Killed 3 Children, 2 AdultsThe Associated PressA van going through a Los Angeles intersection barreled into a second van that had sped through a red light Monday, causing a fiery six-vehicle collision that killed five people and sent several others to the hospital in critical condition. (May 27)Shells of cars show the intensity of the fire that engulfed them after six vehicles collided at a Los Angeles intersection. Five people died--three were children.(SOT: WILLIE CAPERS/WITNESS)10:53:17 ALL YOU COULD SEE WAS BLACK SMOKE. AND THE POLICE OFFICERS. 27 ONE POLICEMAN, HE MOVED A LITTLE GIRL OUT OF A TURNING LANE RIGHT THERE. AND MOVED HER OVER TO THE SIDE. 33 OTHER THAN THAT THERE WASN'T nothing THAT HE COULD DO. EVERYTHING WAS ON FIRE AND BURNING.Police say a van going through the intersection hit another van that had run a red light--causing a chain reaction.(SOT: WILLIE CAPERS)10:54:38 WHAT YOU HEARD WAS ONE BIG CRASH. (SOT: SCOTT MOTTRAM\ASST CHIEF)10:58;20 WHAT FIRST RESPONDERS FOUND WAS A SIX CAR TRAFFIC ACCIDENT. THEY HAD 3 CARS THAT WERE ON FIRE WHEN THEY GOT HERE. THEY EXTINGUISHED THE FIRE AND STARTED DOING PATIENT EXTRACTION. AND PATIENT EVALUATION. 34Rescuers found themselves facing a massive crash scene. Over a hundred fire-fighters helped 21 victims. 14 people were taken to local hospitals. Three people died at the scene of the crash--two more after they were hospitalized.The two people in the van that ran the light were burned beyond recognition.(SOT: SCOTT MOTTRAM)(11:00:19) THE THREE VEHICLES WERE FULLY INVOLVED AND YOU CAN SEE WITH YOUR CAMERAS THE SIGNS ACROSS THE STREET THAT HAVE MELTED. THEY LET YOU KNOW THAT THEY HAD A VERY INTENSE FIRE AND RESOURCES GOT HERE. The children who died were riding in the van that was hit. A 14-year-old boy was ejected and killed. A seven-year-old girl and four-year-old boy who were in the van died later.Traffic in the area was shut down for more than nine hours as investigators tried to piece together just what happened. ___ ___, The Associated Press.

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