Early morn­ing crash in­jures one

Antelope Valley Press - - FRONT PAGE -

CAL­I­FOR­NIA CITY — An early-morn­ing col­li­sion be­tween a ve­hi­cle and a com­mer­cial truck, Tues­day, re­quired fire­fight­ers to cut open the car to re­move the sin­gle, in­jured oc­cu­pant, the Cal­i­for­nia City Fire Depart­ment re­ported.

Res­cue crews re­sponded to the col­li­sion on Twenty Mule Team Park­way and 135th Street shortly af­ter 6 a.m., to find the sedan par­tially un­der­neath the truck, with its driver pinned in­side.

A tow truck was called to re­move the truck from

the car, so fire­fight­ers could gain ac­cess to the in­jured driver. A med­i­cal evac­u­a­tion he­li­copter was also sent to the scene.

The driver suf­fered ma­jor in­juries and was air­lifted to a lo­cal trauma cen­ter by Mercy Air, of­fi­cials said.

In ad­di­tion to Cal­i­for­nia City Fire Depart­ment per­son­nel, crews from Kern County Fire Depart­ment, Hall Am­bu­lance, Cal­i­for­nia City Po­lice Depart­ment, Cal­i­for­nia Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions and Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion, Pre­ferred Tow­ing and Clark and Howard Heavy Tow­ing were in­volved in the in­ci­dent.

PHOTO COUR­TESY OF CAL­I­FOR­NIA CITY FIRE DEPART­MENT

Res­cue crews work to ex­tri­cate the se­verely in­jured driver of a car that was par­tially trapped be­neath a truck Tues­day morn­ing.

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