One person was hospitalized after a multi-vehicle collision on the northbound 5 Freeway near 17th Street in Orange County
Orange County, Calif. – Authorities are investigating a multi-vehicle collision that left at least one person injured in Tustin on Monday morning.
The 11:26 a.m. collision happened on the northbound 5 Freeway near 17th Street, according to a report by the California Highway Patrol.
Three cars were involved in the collision. The impact of the collision caused one of the cars to overturn onto its roof.
CHP says at least one person was injured in the accident and was transported to the hospital for treatment.
More details about the accident were not released.
CHP is investigating the cause of the accident.
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