HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — Several people were injured in six accidents on the Hollywood (101) Freeway early Friday morning.

The six separate crashes were triggered by a single-vehicle accident that was reported around 12:20 a.m. on the southbound portion of the freeway at Highland Avenue, the California Highway Patrol said.

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Seven people suffered minor injuries in the crashes. One person was critically injured when she was struck by a vehicle after getting out of her car.

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All eight victims were taken to local hospitals for treatment, officials said.

The accidents involved 16 vehicles altogether and forced the CHP to shut down the southbound 101 Freeway.

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All lanes were reopened around 2:20 a.m., the CHP said.