Two people were hospitalized Tuesday morning with major injuries sustained in one of two multi-vehicle crashes in the same area on the northbound Harbor (110) Freeway in Carson that prompted a closure of the freeway for more than three hours.
Minor injuries were reported to four other people.
The accidents occurred about 8:10 p.m. Monday north of 223rd Street, near the Carson Street exit, and involved a total of six vehicles, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A preliminary investigation suggested a GMC pickup truck that was stopped on the right side of the freeway pulled into traffic at a slow speed and was struck by a Lexus sedan that caused the GMC to hit a Peterbilt semi, the CHP said.
The second crash occurred when a Honda Prelude that had stopped for the first accident was hit by a Ford Mustang. The force of the impact caused the Mustang to lose control and crash into a Kia Soul, the CHP said.
Video from the scene showed at least three vehicles had sustained major damage.
The driver of the Prelude and a passenger sustained major injuries and were rushed to a hospital.
All lanes of the freeway reopened about 11:45 p.m.
No arrests were reported.