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Driver Extricated From Vehicle After Crashing Into Trash Truck

VICTORVILLE, CALIF: ( A man trapped inside his vehicle required extrication following a major damage traffic collision between a Ford truck and a Burrtec CNG trash truck.

The accident occurred just after 12:35 P.M. on Green Tree Blvd near First Avenue on Tuesday afternoon.

According to Deputy Adam Hylin with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, the driver of the trash truck was heading west bound on Green Tree and the driver of the black truck was heading east bound Green Tree, when for unknown reasons the driver of the black truck veered into the west bound lanes and collided into the side of the trash truck.

Witnesses told Victor Valley News the driver of the truck possibly experienced some type of medical emergency causing him to drift across lanes and into oncoming traffic.

“It took about 20 minutes to extricate the victim” stated Captain Jeremy Kern with the San Bernardino County Fire Department. Kern stated that the victim will be transferred to a trauma center for treatment with unknown injuries.

The driver of the Burrtec truck told Victor Valley News the impact nearly caused the trash truck to flip over but he managed to regain control. He also stated he was not injured in the collision.

Westbound traffic on Green Tree Blvd. was being diverted onto First Avenue while authorities cleared the scene.

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