SB I-405 Reopens After 11 Injured In Van Nuys Multi-Vehicle Crash

VAN NUYS (CBSLA.com) — All southbound lanes of Interstate 405 were reopened Wednesday following a multi-vehicle crash in the San Fernando Valley.

The accident, which involved a food truck and several other cars, was reported at 9:31 a.m. at the 405 and Sherman Way, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

All southbound lanes were shut down until 11:55 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. The number one lane on the northbound side was also closed for about an hour.

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Authorities say 11 people were injured and nine were transported, including five trauma patients.

“The food truck was coming down the road about as fast as I could imagine and just lost control and that’s when it all happened,” said David Dragonetti, one of the two victims who was not transported. “It happened really quick; I didn’t really see other than the car coming right at me, glass going everywhere and airbags deploying. I was very lucky to walk away, I could tell you that.”

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