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Two injured in rollover crash

Posted: November 28, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: November 28, 2012 2:00 a.m.

Firefighters assist a passenger after she is rescued from a Toyota Tundra that overturned in a collision with a Honda Civic at Ruether Avenue and Soledad Canyon Road in Canyon Country on Tuesday afternoon.

A two-vehicle traffic collision sent two women to the hospital Tuesday afternoon after the truck they were in flipped on its side in the crash, a local sheriff’s official said.

The women climbed through the shattered glass of the truck’s windshield, guided with the help of firefighters.

Shortly after 3 p.m., a gray-colored Toyota Tundra truck traveling north on Ruether Avenue and a silver-colored Honda Civic traveling west on Soledad Canyon Road collided, said Lt. Tom Bryski of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.

The truck flipped onto its passenger side.

The Honda sustained minor damage and its driver, a man, was assessed by paramedics and suffered no apparent injury.

“After we stabilized the vehicle, we cut the windshield out,” said Capt. Mickey Schaffer of local Fire Station No. 104, referring to the overturned truck.

“We felt it was safer to help them out through the windshield than to cut the roof off and have the broken glass fall on them.”

The passenger climbed out first, Schaffer said.

“She just wanted to get out of there,” he said. “She was doing quite well.”

The driver remained suspended by her seatbelt.

“We had to get in there and cut the seatbelt,” Schaffer said.

Both women walked from the truck to paramedics who fitted each of them with a neck brace, placed them on a back board, then took them to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.

Although their injuries appeared to be minor, according to fire and sheriff’s officials, they were still at the hospital at 5:30 p.m., Bryski said.



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