Commerce - Three to four buses, including one Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department inmate-transport bus, were involved in an apparent chain-reaction collision on the Golden State (5) Freeway today, causing an unknown number of injuries and snarling traffic on the busy thoroughfare.
The early afternoon crash near Washington Boulevard prompted a closure of all northbound lanes as rescue crews tended to a handful of injured people.
All of the buses remained upright. A light-colored sedan also may have been involved in the crash, but authorities were still working to determine exactly what happened.
At least one of the other buses involved in the crash was carrying military personnel.