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VIDEO: Residents Evacuated After Gas Leak in Victorville

VICTORVILLE:( Many residents on the 13100 block of Arvila were evacuated on Thursday morning due to a gas leak caused by a vehicle that crashed into a home.

At approximately 7:48 A.M., a white, Nissan minivan and a silver, Kia Optima collided at the intersection of Arvila Street and Princeton Drive.

After the initial impact the driver of the minivan allegedly lost control and collided into another parked vehicle in a driveway. The minivan eventually stopped after crashing into the side wall garage of another home.

The minivan sheared off a gas meter and broke the gas line prompting the evacuations.

According to County Fire Battalion Chief Dan Mejia, approximately 15-20 people in six homes were evacuated.

Two occupants were inside the home at the time of the crash. Brothers, Chuck and Mark Baker were not injured. “I first heard the accident and then a loud bang,” described Chuck.

“I walked outside and didn’t see anything, I took a few more steps, looked over at my garage and couldn’t believe what I was seeing,” he continued to say.

A female driver of the minivan was transported by ground ambulance with unknown injuries. The 20-year-old female driver of the Kia was not injured.

Homeowners were allowed to enter their homes after the gas company arrived on scene and secured the utilities. Building and Safety personnel were also requested to assess the damage caused to the property.

At this time the cause of the traffic collision is under investigation and it’s unclear if speed was a factor.

More information will be updated as it becomes available.

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