Fire officials free woman trapped for nearly 1 hour after crash

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department seal. File Photo
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department seal. File Photo


Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel worked for nearly an hour Monday night to free a patient who was trapped after a single-vehicle crash in Sand Canyon.

Fire personnel responded shortly before midnight to the intersection of Sand and Soledad canyon roads, according to Franklin Lopez, a representative for the Fire Department.

“We were dispatched at 11:50 p.m.; we arrived at 11:58 (p.m.),” Lopez said. The call involved a traffic collision with a person trapped.

Two people were initially in the car, according to fire officials. One person was treated on the scene and then transported to a local hospital at 12:54 a.m. Tuesday.

The person trapped was extricated at 12:38 a.m., treated at the scene, and then transported to the hospital at 1:13 a.m. Tuesday, Lopez said. 

Medical personnel did not have the status of the person’s injuries immediately available. 

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station officials also responded. Station officials were not immediately available to confirm whether there was an investigation associated with the crash, as of 12:28 p.m. Tuesday.

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