Two transported to hospital in 5-vehicle crash in Saugus

Good Samaritans try to access a victim immediately after a crash on Seco Canyon Road and Copper Hill Drive on Thanksgiving Day. Tim Whyte/ The Signal
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Two people were transported to a hospital after five vehicles collided in Saugus under a heavy downpour on Thanksgiving. 

Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighters arrived on the scene at 11:16 a.m. Thursday on Seco Canyon Road and Copper Hill Drive to the multi-car crash with seven patients involved, according to a Fire Department operator.

While first responders arrived, a handful of nearby good Samaritans had taken matters into their own hands, using fire extinguishers and gloves to help put out a car fire on a white Subaru SUV and help one of the injured parties. 

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A man near the crash scene extinguishes the car fire while first responders arrive on the scene. Tim Whyte/ The Signal

Firefighters used the “Jaws of Life” to extract at least two patients who were transported to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital. Their age and condition of both men were not available, according to fire officials. 

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies also assisted first responders and diverted traffic, according to Lt. Justin Diaz. Copper Hill was closed at Seco Canyon Road in both directions well after the noon hour. 

In a tweet, the station reminded motorists: “If you’re going out on the roads today, please drive carefully. Deputies are responding to traffic collisions.” 

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