CAJON PASS, California (KABC) –
Firefighters and paramedics were exposed to a crash of several vehicles on the southbound 15 freeway in the Cajon Pass at least 17 injured persons, it said.
A tweet shortly after 11:15 on Wednesday said the San Bernardino County Fire Department's three-arm, major accident accident occurred between Oak Hills and Highway 138.
CAJON PASS: #SBCoFD onscene 3 ALARM MCI Traffic Collision SB-15 between Oak Hills and Hwy138. Several vehicles with an updated number of patients of 10 immediately, 17 delayed. ^ eas
– SB County Fire (@SBCOUNTYFIRE) May 30, 2018
Firefighters originally stated in the tweet that paramedics examined 27 people. In a follow-up tweet 15 minutes later, the firefighters updated the number of injured to 17, many say refused treatment
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The conditions of the individual victims were unclear.
Cajon (Update): ALS resources have completed re-triage. 2 immediately, 15 minors. Numerous drivers and residents refuse treatment. ME302 is Southbound IC. Traffic is secured on Main Street in Hesperia. Extremely low visibility in the area of the incident
– SB-Kreisbrand (@SBCOUNTYFIRE) May 30, 2018
The cause of the pile-up that led to the closure of all southbound lanes was not immediately known. The visibility in the area was limited due to dense fog.
All lanes of the motorway 15 in the south opened at 13:30 clock again.
Car driver Darren Corrigan shares this video of the accident in the Cajon Pass shortly after the accident. You can still hear the crash. pic.twitter.com/MEwffXog36
– Leticia Juarez (@ABC7Leticia) May 30, 2018
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