Five people have been rushed to the hospital after a two-vehicle traffic collision in the city of Indio Friday afternoon.
The crash happened near the intersection of Miles Avenue and S Heritage Palms. It was first reported at around 4:44 p.m.
Details on the crash remain limited, we've had viewers tell News Channel 3 that one of the vehicles sustained heavy damage.
A CAL FIRE spokesperson confirmed that at least two people were extricated from vehicles.
According to Cal Fire, three people suffered serious injuries, two others sustained moderate injuries.
One patient was airlifted, the four others were taken to the hospital via a ground ambulance.
Traffic Collision W/Extrication in Indio RPT @ 4:44 PM - Miles Av X S. Heritage Palms Dr. Firefighters on scene of a 2-vehicle collision w/entrapment of 2 patients. 3 patients w/serious injs transported and 2 patients w/moderate injs transported. (1 by air, 4 by ground) #MilesIC pic.twitter.com/8271HISZrN— CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department (@CALFIRERRU) January 15, 2022
Ben Guitron of the Indio Police Department confirmed that roads are shut down around the area. Police are expected to remain at the scene for three-to-four hours.
TRAFFIC ALERT - Jan. 14, 2022 at 5:45pm— Indio Police Dept (@Indiopd) January 15, 2022
ROAD CLOSURE: Miles Ave between Jefferson St and Madison St.
Roadway will be closed for several hours as we investigate a major traffic collision.
Please avoid the area and seek an alternate route. Updates will follow when available. pic.twitter.com/0PHWJm04zv
The cause of the crash remains under investigation, Guitron said.
Stay with News CHannel 3 for continuing updates.