By CBSLA Staff

SYLMAR (CBSLA) – Three people 18 and under and a 20-year-old man suffered minor injuries in a multi-vehicle collision on the southbound 5 Freeway in Sylmar Monday evening.

The crash was reported about 8:10 p.m. near the 405 Freeway, according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

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It was not immediately known how many vehicles were involved in the collision, though Stewart said one was sent over the side of the freeway and down a hill.

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A 16-year-old girl, an 18-year-old woman, a 17-year-old boy, and a 20-year- old man suffered minor injuries. The 17-year-old boy and 20-year-old man were unable to walk back up the side of the hill and were helped to waiting ambulances by paramedics, Stewart said.

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The cause of the collision was not immediately known.