CAJON PASS, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A woman sustained life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to a trauma center after a Thursday evening traffic collision in the Cajon Pass.
The two-vehicle crash was reported on March 29, 2018, at 5:42 pm, between Kenwood Blvd. and Cleghorn Road. on old Cajon Blvd., commonly referred to as Route 66.
Officers with the California Highway Patrol and Firefighters with San Bernardino County Fire responded to the scene and found a black Ford Mustang and a gray colored-sedan with major damage.
According to CHP incident logs, one driver was reported to be unconscious and pinned inside the vehicle, which was starting to catch on fire. Good Samaritans were able to extinguish the fire and get the elderly woman out of the vehicle, according to the logs.
San Bernardino County Fire Spokesman Eric Sherwin said, they arrived and treated one patient from each vehicle. One patient was classified as delayed with non-life threatening injuries and the other was classified as immediate with life-threatening injuries. Sherwin said helicopter Air Rescue 7 landed near the scene and transported a woman from the High Desert to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center.
Cajon Blvd. was closed in both directions for a short amount of time in order to allow the helicopter to land at the scene. As of 8:00 pm, lanes were reportedly re-opened.
The official cause of the accident remains under investigation by the California Highway Patrol. The story will be updated as information becomes available.
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