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Amber Alert

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Family escapes major injury in a firey LA Freeway crash

Three members of a family headed for Disneyland escaped serious injury today after being pinned under a cargo trailer that burst into flames on the Golden State Freeway. The crash just after 10 a.m. created massive traffic delays in central L.A., shutting down the freeway's southbound lanes and one northbound lane and jamming nearby surface streets.

Officials say the accident occurred when the tractor trailer traveling collided with the compact sedan just north of Whittier Boulevard.

The car became trapped under the trailer, and relatives who were following in another vehicle rescued the three passengers, who suffered only minor injuries.