PALM DESERT - A major three car crash in Palm Desert.
It happened on Hovely Lane near El Dorado at about 1:40 p.m. Friday afternoon.
We understand a van was heading eastbound on Hovley when it crashed into the center divider, knocking a palm tree into the west bound lanes.
Two west bound vehicles were also involved in the accident.
Riverside county fire says five people were rushed to hospitals.