WOODLAND HILLS—Police are investigating a crash that involved multiple cars in Woodland Hills on Tuesday, July 25. The incident was reported at about 4 p.m. in the 20600 block of Ventura Boulevard near Premiere Hills Circle, Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers said.
According to witnesses, two cars that appeared to be involved in a street race sped by on the roadway at approximately 80 miles per hour, before crashing into multiple vehicles. At least four vehicles were involved in the chain-reaction crash, officials indicated. According to reports, an ambulance was on the scene for two victims who sustained minor injuries.
It is unclear whether illegal street racing led to the collision. Malik Whitfield, a driver involved in the crash, denied the allegations.
“Just because my car looks like a fast car—that’s why they’re saying that,” Whitfield said, according to reports.
Another driver, Shaun Anastascio, indicated he was thankful to be alive.
Aerial video showed debris scattered across the roadway. At least two lanes of Ventura Boulevard were shut down on both sides of the street while officers investigated.
No arrests have been made. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.