PALMDALE – One person had to be airlifted following a two-vehicle crash in Palmdale late Saturday night, authorities said.
The collision happened around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, on East Avenue S and 51st Street East, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
One car hit a pole, trapping the occupant, according to LA County Fire Department Dispatch Supervisor Michael Pittman.
Witnesses said the crash was so severe it caused the pole to split in half.
It took until 12:10 a.m. Sunday for the injured person to be safely removed from the vehicle, authorities said.
Crews called for a helicopter, which airlifted the patient to a local hospital, Pittman said.
No information was available on the person’s condition. It was unclear whether the other driver was injured.
Authorities are still investigating the circumstances that led to the crash, and no further information was immediately available.