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Alleged Text Messaging Driver may have Caused 4-Vehicle Rush Hour Crash

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A crash involving four vehicles prompted a SigAlert on the eastbound 118 Freeway during rush hour this morning. A witness told police that a driver of black honda was text messaging prior to hitting a bus, spinning out and hitting other vehicles. Another bus and a box truck were also involved in the crash, which was located before Reseda Boulevard. "[The alleged text messaging] will be part of the investigation," explained Miguel Luevano, a California Highway Patrol spokesperson, about the witness statement.

One person was transported to Northridge Hospital and two lanes were shut down as Caltrans crews cleaned up debris. The freeway was fully opened at 10:09 a.m.