Westminster, CA (January 31, 2022) – On Tuesday afternoon, January 31, a fiery accident was reported in Westminster that resulted in injuries and caused significant traffic delays.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident occurred in the afternoon, around 2:00 p.m. The crash reportedly occurred when two vehicles collided at high speeds at the I-405 S and Beach Boulevard interchange. It is unclear, at this time, what factors caused the collision, which resulted in the vehicles incurring major damage. There is limited information about the number or type of vehicles involved.
Emergency personnel was called to the scene to help those hurt in the accident. Paramedics, fire crews, and several other emergency personnel responded within minutes to the fiery scene. Firefighters helped the people from the wreckage and assessed injuries. Police have not released any information at this time regarding the number of people injured or the extent of their injuries.
The force of the impact caused major damage to the vehicles, blocked the roadway, and caused traffic to be backed up. Traffic was diverted while crews helped people from their cars, tended to injuries, and cleaned up the wreckage.
The authorities are still investigating the exact circumstances surrounding the crash and the events leading up to the collision.
Our thoughts are with the victims injured in this accident. We hope for everyone’s full recovery.
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