[10-22-2022] Los Angeles County, CA – Fatal Two-Vehicle Crash Involving Caltrans Forklift Kills One, Injures Two Others

[10-22-2022] Fatal Two-Vehicle Crash Involving Caltrans Forklift Kills One, Injures Two OthersOne of the three people inside a car died after a car crashed into a Caltrans forklift in a work zone on the 210 Freeway in the Sylmar neighborhood of the San Fernando Valley early on Saturday morning, October 22.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a collision reported at 12:47 a.m. on the westbound 210 Freeway east of Roxford Street.

When arriving crews arrived, they discovered a car that had struck a Caltrans forklift in a work zone.

Three adult males were reported by LAFD, one of whom was dead and still inside the car.

The other two were both males in their 30s, and one of them managed to free himself before the LAFD arrived.

According to LAFD, the other male was briefly trapped inside the car before firefighters were able to free him.

According to the fire department, both patients were taken by LAFD paramedics to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

No Caltrans or construction personnel were injured.

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