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2 taken to hospital following ‘Hamburger Hill’ collision

Posted: June 9, 2014 2:02 p.m.
Updated: June 9, 2014 2:02 p.m.

L.A. County firefighter/paramedics and AMR ambulance personnel treat a female patient injured in a traffic collision in Stevenson Ranch on Monday. Rick McClure/For The Signal

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Three people were hurt, two of them taken to the hospital, following a multi-vehicle lunchtime crash today near an In-N-Out in the Santa Clarita Valley, a Fire Department spokesman said.

Shortly before noon, paramedics responded to reports of a traffic collision involving three vehicles at the intersection of Chiquella Lane and The Old Road, fire Capt. Tom Richards said — an area of Stevenson Ranch known as “Hamburger Hill.”

“The call started out as a traffic collision with person trapped,” he said.

The crash involved a silver-colored Ford Mustang, a gold-colored minivan and a water truck, according to California Highway Patrol officers.

Firefighters used hydraulic sheers to cut through metal to free a woman trapped in the Mustang, said photographer Rick McClure, who witnessed some of the rescue.

The woman was taken from the scene in an ambulance to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, he said.

A second person, whose gender, age and identity were not disclosed, was taken in a separate ambulance to the same hospital.

One of the three people hurt appeared to refuse medical treatment, McClure said.
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SO_CAL_RETAIL_SLUT: Posted: June 9, 2014 8:25 p.m.

Let's see....I bet none of the vehicles/minivans/trucks and the people involved were from the Santa Clarita Valley.

This one accident was covered by the Mighty Signal, but do you realize how many accidents the CHP responds to in the Hamburger Hill area each year?

I pay extra attention when going through the Hamburger Hill area, simply because of the large number of motoroists who are not from our area who typically drive too fast along Chiquella, and to a lesser extent, The Old Road. You can usually tell who the out-of-towners are by the out-of-state license plates, or for those from California, the car dealer and city that's wrapped around the license plate frame, typically not from the SCV/SFV.

If memory serves me correctly, the In-N-Out at Hamburger Hill is their 5th busiest location in the entire chain, while the McDonald's immediately behind on the other corner of Chiquella is one of the busiest McDonald's in California.

For very late night hunger cravings, that McDonald's at Hamburger Hill never closes, and comes in handy when you're in the mood for fast food at 2:00 a.m. in the morning, and you don't feel like sitting down over at Denny's. On the other hand, that same McDonald's can be like a war zone with lines almost out the door and tour/school buses lined-up in the parking lot. It takes too long to receive your food. If I need McDonald's during the day, I'll just go over to the one inside Walmart.


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