L.A. city firefighters work to rescue one of two young men trapped in a car after it lost control on wet streets in Reseda and crashed into a tree. The crash happened about 8 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at Balboa Boulevard near Haynes Street. There were four males in the car, and two were able to climb out of the wreckage on their own. (Photos by Gene Blevins/Special to the Daily News)
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Paramedics were sent to the 6500 block of Balboa Boulevard shortly before 8 a.m., said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Firefighters freed at least two people from the wreckage. The injured were described as two young men and two male teens, Humphrey said. The circumstances of the crash were under investigation.