Two people were sent to an Orange County hospital after a three car accident that trapped said victims in their car Tuesday night in Santa Ana.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the destruction began on Interstate 5 near Main Street at 9:30 p.m. At this time it is unknown how the three vehicles originally became entangled, but the collision left victims trapped inside one of the crushed vehicles, needing rescue.
Escape came at the hands of crews from the Santa Ana Fire Department, which used axes to cut through the windshield of the dismembered car to pull the occupants to safety.
Thankfully only two were injured between the three vehicles, and none seriously. At least one man in the crushed vehicle and was taken to Western Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.
Police closed down multiple lanes of the freeway to allow for cleanup of the wreckage. Tow trucks were called to the scene to drag the broken bits that had once been cars off the road.
The closures lasted for about an hour, and all lanes were reopened for business by 10:30. The restricted lanes did cause a bit of traffic, however, and slowdowns affected the surrounding area for quite some time, though it could also be attributed to the ever-present traffic through the area anyway.
Investigators are looking into what caused the accident, and who may have been at fault. At this time there is no word on factors like excessive speed or alcohol playing a part in the crash. Police are questioning the participants of the accident and hope to piece together the accident quickly to give an accurate report on what went down.
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