Two people trapped and extricated from traffic collision
First responders look at the scene of a single-vehicle collision where two people were trapped in Valencia on Saturday. Rick McClure/For the Signal
By Louie Diaz
Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Two trauma patients were taken to the hospital in stable condition after a single-vehicle traffic collision in Valencia on Saturday.

The traffic collision was reported on the Valencia Boulevard off-ramp from the Northbound Interstate 5.

A Los Angeles County Fire Department dispatch supervisor said two people were trapped, and had to be extricated from the collision.

According to Harry Perez, a captain with the Los Angeles County Fire Department who was at the scene of the collision, the car was wrapped around the tree making the extrication process difficult.

“When we arrived on seen there was one vehicle overturned that crashed into a tree,” he said

Units were on scene for over an hour working to free the two people.

“We requested a USR (urban search and rescue) and a heavy rescue unit to lift the car up and away from the tree,” said Perez.

According to an officer with The Traffic Management Center, a SigAlert was issued at 3:02 p.m. and the number one lane of the Valencia Boulevard off-ramp was closed. The SigAlert was canceled at 4:22 p.m.

The traffic collision occurred at 2:14 p.m.

First responders look at the scene of a traffic collision in Valencia on Saturday. Rick McClure/For the Signal

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First responders look at the scene of a single-vehicle collision where two people were trapped in Valencia on Saturday. Rick McClure/For the Signal

Two people trapped and extricated from traffic collision

Two trauma patients were taken to the hospital in stable condition after a single-vehicle traffic collision in Valencia on Saturday.

The traffic collision was reported on the Valencia Boulevard off-ramp from the Northbound Interstate 5.

A Los Angeles County Fire Department dispatch supervisor said two people were trapped, and had to be extricated from the collision.

According to Harry Perez, a captain with the Los Angeles County Fire Department who was at the scene of the collision, the car was wrapped around the tree making the extrication process difficult.

“When we arrived on seen there was one vehicle overturned that crashed into a tree,” he said

Units were on scene for over an hour working to free the two people.

“We requested a USR (urban search and rescue) and a heavy rescue unit to lift the car up and away from the tree,” said Perez.

According to an officer with The Traffic Management Center, a SigAlert was issued at 3:02 p.m. and the number one lane of the Valencia Boulevard off-ramp was closed. The SigAlert was canceled at 4:22 p.m.

The traffic collision occurred at 2:14 p.m.

First responders look at the scene of a traffic collision in Valencia on Saturday. Rick McClure/For the Signal