Two people were injured Thursday when a dump truck and compact car collided at an intersection on the north end of Perris, requiring firefighters to extricate one of the victims from the wreckage.

The crash was reported at 3:15 p.m. on Harley Knox Boulevard, where it intersects Indian Avenue, just south of March Air Reserve Base, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

The agency said that several engine crews were sent to the location and encountered the car and truck smashed together.

It wasn’t immediately clear how or why the vehicles impacted. The intersection remained open.

Crews used industrial equipment to free the occupant of the car, whose identity was not released.

The victim was taken to Riverside University Medical Center in Moreno Valley for treatment of unspecified injuries.

The trucker also apparently was injured, but no details were available.

A second ambulance was summoned, but it wasn’t immediately known whether the victim required hospital treatment.

Sheriff’s deputies were investigating the collision.

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