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.
Indio RPT Extrication Traffic Collision @ 4:44 p.m. – Miles Av X S. Heritage Palms Dr. Firefighters at the scene of a 2-vehicle collision with the entrapment of 2 patients. 3 patients with severe injections transported and 2 patients with moderate injections transported. (1 by air, 4 by land) #MilesIC pic.twitter.com/8271HISZrN
— CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department (@CALFIRERRU) January 15, 2022
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.
TRAFFIC ALERT – Jan 14, 2022 at 5:45 p.m.
ROAD CLOSURE: Miles Ave between Jefferson St and Madison St.
The causeway will be closed for several hours as we investigate a major traffic accident.
Please avoid the area and seek an alternate route. Updates will follow as they become available. pic.twitter.com/0PHWJm04zv
— Indian Police Department (@Indiopd) January 15, 2022
The cause of the crash remains under investigation, Guitron said.
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