4 Injured as I-5 Crash Halts Traffic

At one point, the freeway was completely shut down for more than an hour

By Monica Garske
|  Friday, Apr 18, 2014  |  Updated 7:10 AM PDT
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4 Injured as I-5 Crash Halts Traffic

NBC 7 San Diego

An aerial view of the scene of the I-5 crash in Carmel Valley.

Four people were injured in a crash on Interstate 5 in Carmel Valley Friday morning that slowed the early-morning commute for many drivers.

The accident happened at around 5:10 a.m. on northbound I-5 near Carmel Valley Road and State Route 56 and involved multiple vehicles.

Several lanes of the freeway were blocked following the crash, and CHP officials issued a SigAlert at around 5:30 a.m., which remained in place for more than an hour.

Officials said four people sustained injuries and were transported from the scene to a local hospital. Two of those patients suffered serious injuries, while the other two sustained non-life threatening injuries, CHP officials said.

By 5:45 a.m., traffic had come to a complete standstill on the freeway and was backed up for miles and miles.

Further details about the accident were not immediately released.

By 6:40 a.m., traffic was moving again, albeit slowly.

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