ORANGE A 24-year-old woman was airlifted to a hospital after firefighters worked to extricate her for nearly an hour after she became trapped in a vehicle following a head-on crash, police said.
The accident occurred at 12:40 p.m. when a white four-door Buick that was headed east on Santiago Canyon Road near Jamestown Way veered across into opposing traffic lanes and crashed head-on with a white Porsche Cayenne that was headed west, said Orange police Sgt. Dan Adams.
Firefighters from Orange and the Orange County Fire Authority extricated the driver of the Buick. She was airlifted to a trauma center in critical condition, Adams said.
The 33-year-old female driver of the Porsche was rushed to a hospital with moderate injuries, Adams said.
Adams said it’s unclear what caused the driver of the Buick to cross all traffic lanes.
“The key is finding out what happened,” Adams said, adding that it could be drug, alcohol or medically related. “We don’t know,” he said.
Santiago Canyon Road has been shut down in both directions between Cannon Street and Orange Park Boulevard, Adams said. It is expected to reopen at around 4 p.m. after the Major Accident Investigation Team conducts their initial investigation, he said.
Anyone who witnesses the accident is asked to call the Orange police Accident Investigation Bureau at 714-744-7460.
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