A head-on collision involving multiple vehicles was reported Tuesday afternoon in the Valencia Industrial Center, according to first responders.
According to first responder radio traffic, three people, one being in critical condition, were transported to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.
“It was a head-on traffic collision with two work trucks and two other vehicles,” said Craig Little, a spokesman for the L.A. County Fire Department. “There’s a confirmed entrapment.”
The collision between four vehicles resulted in one person being trapped and needing assistance from first responders to be removed from the car.
According to witnesses, the collision involved four vehicles – an AT&T service truck with one driver, a Faucetman Plumbing Company service truck with two occupants, a silver four-door sedan with two occupants and a silver Honda Civic with one occupant.
The driver of the Faucetman Plumbing truck was momentarily trapped, but was eventually rescued and appeared to have minor injuries. The passenger, however, seemed semi-conscious and appeared to have injuries to his face.
John Chavez, the owner of the Honda, said the driver of the Faucetman Plumbing truck ran a red light at a high speed and smashed into the AT&T truck. Chavez works around the corner and was heading home when the accident happened.
“Yeah, he ran the red light and the AT&T truck was pulling into the intersection to make his left and he just came barreling through,” said Chavez. “I see him comin’ and he wasn’t even slowing down, smacked him hard.”
Chavez estimated the driver was going about 50 miles per hour upon impact.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.