SYLMAR: Fiery Freeway Crash

*Time* – 0046 *Location* – I5NB, NO 210 @ Truck Lane Connector *Handling Agencies* – LAFD, CHP Newhall
At approximately 0046, LAFD and CHP responded to a traffic collision with fire. Arriving CHP units attempted to put the flames out with a fire extinguisher, but it malfunctioned. Upon LAFD arrival, the vehicle was fully involved. The driver of the smart car was transported to a local hospital in stable condition. The cause of the collision is unknown, but it appears that the BMW sedan struck the rear of the smart car in the #1 or #2 lane. CHP completely shut down the NBI5 for almost an hour, causing a traffic backup. The other involved parties declined ambulance transport. CHP Newhall is handling the investigation.