A Dodge Charger that crashed into a building in Canyon Country burst into flames just after midnight on Sunday, critically injuring several occupants and destroying multiple vehicles.
Around 12:40 a.m. Sunday, emergency responders received reports of a vehicle crash into a Dental Center on the 26000 block of Rainbow Glen Drive in Canyon Country, according to Michael Pittman, a dispatch supervisor with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
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A witness to the collision called 9-1-1 to report the crash, before congregating with a group of bystanders to extricate the four occupants from the vehicle.
“We received a call that a vehicle struck a building,” Pittman said.
With emergency responders in route, the group of bystanders broke a window and began pulling the occupants – some trapped and some unconscious – from the Dodge Charger, just before the vehicle sparked flames.
“When we arrived on-scene, we learned the crash caused a fire that was quickly spreading into the structure,” Pittman said.
A commercial structure response was initiated, and multiple vehicle occupants were transported to a trauma center with critical injuries sustained in the crash, according to Fire officials.
Firefighters remained on-scene for more than an hour as they worked to fight the blaze and inspect the foundation of the building, according to witnesses.
While the exact cause of the crash remains unknown, witnesses described seeing the Dodge Charger street racing with another vehicle, before colliding and crashing into the Dental Center.
The crash remains under investigation, and no charges have been released to the public as of 1 p.m. Sunday.
Ed. Note: This is a developing news story, more information will be added as it becomes available.
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