17 car pileup on I-10 leaves 45 people injured

NEW ORLEANS – Forty-five people were injured in a 17 car pileup on I-10 West near Read Boulevard on Sunday afternoon.

According to emergency responders, the chain reaction crash happened right around 4:30 p.m.

A New Orleans EMS representative says that of the 45 injured, two patients were transported to an area trauma center with non-life threatening injuries, nine other victims were taken to other hospitals to be checked out, and 34 patients refused EMS transport.

The cause of the pile up is under investigation.