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25 People Hospitalized in 405 Freeway Bus Crash

Five people suffered serious injuries in the San Fernando Valley crash that closed lanes for about 10 hours

Twenty-five people were hospitalized following a bus crash that closed the busy 405 Freeway in the west San Fernando Valley. 

The Sunday afternoon crash was reported near the Nordoff Street exit in the North Hills area. A total of 44 people were evaluated for injuries, and 25 people were transported to hospitals. Five people were considered in serious condition, according to LAFD.

The bus, carrying a church group from an event in Inglewood, crashed through a concrete divider at about 1 p.m. and settled in southbound lanes. Lanes on the freeway were closed for about 10 hours before the bus was removed at about 11 p.m.

Details about what led to the crash were not immediately available.

"There are conflicting stories on what vehicle was going out of control," said CHP Officer Westin Harver. "So, that's why we really need to investigate, get all the statements from witnesses."

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