Major multi-vehicle pileup on I-5 in Gorman leaves several injured, officials say

GORMAN, Calif. -- Crews responded to several people injured after a major multi-vehicle pileup on I-5 near Gorman Saturday afternoon, Los Angeles County Fire Department officials said.

Officials said between 25 to 50 vehicles were involved and 30 patients were on scene with 22 suffering minor injuries, seven with undetermined injuries and one 22-month-old child air lifted to a hospital in critical condition.

A horse died at the scene.

Video from the scene showed traffic at a standstill and one car burning; Los Angeles Fire said several cars were on fire, but all flames had been extinguished.

The crash occurred shortly before 3 p.m. near Gorman School Road.

Traffic was limited to one lane on the southbound side as multiple lanes were closed. After major delays, lanes reopened at approximately 6:35 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

Officials said foggy conditions made visibility an issue. CHP confirmed no one was arrested for DUI.

Kern County Fire was on scene assisting.
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