UPDATE: Man hit by van treated for head injury

Paramedics treat man believed to have been ejected from van. Photo by Austin Dave, The Signal.

A man was injured and rushed to the hospital shortly before noon Tuesday after he was hit by a disabled van he was repairing.

The patient, who was initially reported by first responders to have been ejected from the van, was found on the ground near the vehicle.

The incident happened on McKeon Drive near Golden Valley Road and the Sam’s Club parking lot.

“He was not ejected,” Sgt. Scott Shoemaker of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff Station’s Traffic Section told The Signal.

“He was working on his vehicle at the time,” he said.

The patient, whose identity and age were not disclosed, received emergency medical treatment from paramedics of the Los Angeles County Fire Department as he lay on the ground, according to one person who witnessed the rescue.

He was taken to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills.

“This was a call for a person ejected,” Fire Department spokesman Vanessa Lozano told The Signal when the incident was first reported.

Emergency response crews arriving at the scene found a van with a shattered windshield.

Traffic was shut down both directions on Golden Valley Road creating a big traffic jam on Golden Triangle Road as drivers tried to access Soledad Canyon Road.

“I saw him working on his van,”  one witness told The Signal. “Next thing I hear is ‘Boom.’ He got hit by the van.”

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