Three-Car Crash in Northridge Injures Drivers, Women Waiting for Bus

A truck involved in the crash slammed into a bus stop, where three commuters were standing

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    A three-car crash at a major intersection seriously hurt three drivers and three women waiting at a bus stop. Police believe speeds up to 90 mph and road rage may have contributed to the grisly collision. Kim Baldonado reports from Northridge for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on July 3, 2013.

    Three cars collided near a major San Fernando Valley intersection Wednesday night, seriously injuring the drivers and three women waiting at a bus stop, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

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    The crash near Tampa Avenue and Roscoe Boulevard happened about 8 p.m., officials said.

    Road rage may have contributed to the grisly collision, though the cause of the crash is still under investigation, said Officer Olga Arriaga, with the Los Angeles Police Department Valley Traffic Division.

    Aerial footage of the scene, pictured below, showed a crumpled light-colored sedan, a blue pickup truck on the sidewalk, and a rolled-over van that appeared to belong to an air conditioning company.

    Debris from the crash was strewn across the intersection, and crowds of on-lookers gathered around the scene.

    LAPD's Maureen Ryan called the crash "horrific," and urged drivers to "be careful" as the Fourth of July holiday weekend began in earnest.

    Investigators said the sedan and truck were racing northbound on Tampa Avenue when they flew through the intersection. Witnesses said the drivers appeared to be traveling up to 90 mph.

    The sedan struck a white van with such force that the van overturned.

    The blue truck then barrelled into a bus stop, where three women were standing, and landed on the sidewalk.

    Six people total were hurt in the crash -- three female pedestrians and three male drivers, authorities said.

    At least two of them remained in critical condition late Wednesday.

    Some of the victims were trapped in or ejected from the vehicles, LAFD's Brian Humphrey said in an email alert, citing early information.

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