Two people were injured Monday when their car collided with a tractor-trailer at the entrance to Riverside Municipal Airport, leaving the victims trapped underneath the truck, requiring extrication by firefighters.
The crash happened about 12:40 p.m. at Airport Boulevard and Arlington Avenue, according to the Riverside Fire Department.
The agency said that multiple engine crews were sent to the location and found the sedan wedged under the side of the semi’s trailer.
Circumstances behind the collision were under investigation.
The two victims in the car were not identified, though officials at the scene confirmed that one was a senior.
The trucker, also not identified, was not hurt.
Crews deployed industrial saws and other gear to extricate the occupants of the car. The operation took roughly 15 minutes.
Both victims were transported to Riverside Community Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries, according to reports from the scene.
The intersection was partially shut down because of the crash, with police officers directing traffic.
The likely duration of the closure was not immediately known.