Six Injured in Five Vehicle Crash in Anaheim Hills

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Article Date: 5/5/2009 | Resource: MLG

Six Injured in Five Vehicle Crash in Anaheim Hills

“A dump truck collided with cars near Canyon High School.”

ANAHEIM – Police shut down the intersection of Santa Ana Canyon Road and Imperial Highway after an accident involving five vehicles resulted in six injuries Monday.

A white dump truck traveling northbound on Imperial might have lost its brakes, said Sgt. Rick Martinez of the Anaheim police. About 3:30 p.m., the truck moved into the intersection and collided with four other vehicles, Martinez said.

A white Toyota Camry was so badly damaged by the collision that its driver, a male, had to be cut out using the jaws of life, Martinez said. He was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The truck hit the Camry on the driver’s side and crushed it so that the distance between the two front doors was reduced to 16 inches, Martinez said.

“How this guy survived is beyond me,” said Martinez.

Also, a bronze Honda CRV was pushed down an embankment at the northeast corner of the intersection and into a shopping center parking lot, Martinez said.

A gray Honda Accord and a gray Honda Odyssey van were also hit by the truck, Martinez said.

Of the six people injured, three required hospitalization. None of the injuries is life threatening, Martinez said.

Police expect to keep most of the intersection closed until at least 8 p.m. for their investigation. One lane on southbound Imperial Highway has been reopened.

Source: The Orange County Register

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