The two-vehicle crash was reported shortly after 2 p.m. on the transition road from the northbound 5 Freeway to the eastbound 210 Freeway, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The 3-year-old was transported to a hospital in at least critical condition, the LAFD said. The conditions of the remaining patients — a 6-year-old girl, 12-year-old boy, and two women, ages 27 and 42 — ranged from fair to serious.
News video from AIR7 HD showed two wrecked SUVs on the freeway, with front-end and rear-end damage, respectively.
No citations or arrests were immediately announced. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
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