A California Highway Patrol vehicle. MyNewsLA.com photo by John Schreiber.
A California Highway Patrol vehicle. MyNewsLA.com photo by John Schreiber.

A child was airlifted to a hospital with injuries suffered in a multi-vehicle crash on the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway in Palmdale Saturday morning.

Officers responded at 12:10 a.m. to a three-vehicle crash in the northbound lanes of the freeway near Avenue S and found at least one person trapped inside a vehicle, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Los Angeles County firefighters responded to the scene and cut the roof off of a vehicle and freed the trapped person, the CHP said.

A news photographer at the scene reported a child was placed in a helicopter and airlifted to a hospital in critical condition.

A SigAlert was issued about 12:55 a.m. for the Nos. 2 and 3 lanes of the northbound Antelope Valley Freeway before both lanes were reopened at 1:50 a.m.

The cause of the crash was under investigation.

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