Firefighters at the scene of a two vehicle collision on Soledad Canyon Road at Ruether Avenue. Signal photo, Lorena Mejia

Head-on crash sends nurse into action

Three people were shaken up following a two-vehicle head-on traffic collision on Soledad Canyon Road and Ruether Avenue mid-afternoon Wednesday.

The crash happened shortly after 3:10 p.m. prompting a nurse who was driving through the same intersection to spring into action, calling 911 and then rushing to check on each of the victims.

“It’s what we do,”  said the woman, who identified herself only as Gerrie.  “I’m a nurse.”

A Nissan sedan with two male occupants traveling northbound on Ruether and a Ram pickup with a sole occupant traveling southbound on the same street collided.

Paramedics with the Los Angeles County Fire Department checked out the three males but did not take any of them to the hospital.

First to check on their medical condition, however, was Gerrie.

“I heard this ‘blam’ and I saw these two kids hit (in the Nissan),” she said.

“I checked their pulse, made sure no bones were broken,” she said, noting she checked on the pickup driver as well.

The crash deployed airbags in both vehicles, each of which sustained front end damage.

“Everyone was conscious, no broken bones, no bleeding,” Gerrie said.

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