Garden Grove

Two injured in a four-vehicle crash

FIREFIGHTERS work to free a man from his crushed vehicle Tuesday morning in the area of Garden Grove Boulevard and Village Center Drive (GGFD photo).

Two people were injured in a four-vehicle crash Tuesday morning, with one of them cut out of tangled wreckage by Garden Grove firefighters and both taken to area hospitals.

According to Capt. Thanh Nguyen of the GGFD, the incident occurred around 9:23 a.m. in the area of Garden Grove Boulevard and Village Center Drive, a place where the city limits of Garden Grove, Stanton and Westminster converge.

Involved were three passenger autos and a trash bin delivery truck; the truck and one car collided head-on.  The driver of the car was trapped and in critical condition. The trash truck driver suffered moderate injuries.

The “Jaws of Life” hydraulic rescue tools were used to extricate the car’s driver from his smashed vehicle. Both of the injured were taken to hospitals by firefighter/paramedics for further treatment.

The incident is being investigated by the Westminster Police Department, and other assistance was provided by the Orange County Fire Authority, which serves Stanton and Westminster.

2 replies »

  1. Driver that was in critical condition passed away later that day saw flowers and candles where the accident happened, sad young guy with a wife and kid

    • That is awful. I saw it right after it happened. Any idea how they went head one collision? Trying to find more info online but this is it. We brought flowers this morning too.

Leave a Reply