A three-vehicle crash late Tuesday in Encino left several people hospitalized, one of them in critical condition.
The collision was reported about 5:10 p.m. in the 3700 block of Sepulveda Boulevard, near Valley Meadow Road, according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department, who said three people had to be extricated.
Four people were taken to a hospital by ambulance, and a fifth person declined to be transported for treatment, according to Humphrey.
Sepulveda Boulevard was closed in both directions for the crash investigation and cleanup.
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