Five injured in crash near Heritage Palms entrance in Indio

Five people were rushed to hospital after a traffic accident involving two vehicles in the city of Indio on Friday afternoon.

The accident happened near the intersection of Miles Avenue and S Heritage Palms. It was first reported around 4:44 p.m.

Details of the crash remain limited, with viewers telling News Channel 3 that one of the vehicles suffered heavy damage.

A CAL FIRE spokesperson confirmed that at least two people were extracted from the vehicles.

According to Cal Fire, three people were seriously injured, two others suffered moderate injuries.

One patient was airlifted, the other four were taken to hospital via land ambulance.

Ben Guitron of the Indio Police Department confirmed that roads are closed in the area. Police are expected to remain at the scene for three to four hours.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation, Guitron said.

Stick with News Channel 3 for continuous updates.

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