Four Santa Clarita Valley teens were taken to area hospitals, and two sustained serious injuries after being ejected from a Honda Accord in a single-car crash in Saugus around 10 p.m. Saturday night, officials said.
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Two teens were ejected from the car, and all five occupants were described as teenagers.
The crash happened on Newhall Ranch Road, near Valley Center Drive, where a car heading eastbound struck a pole, according to officials and witness reports.
Some of the passengers reportedly weren’t wearing seatbelts, according to officials.
Newhall Ranch Road was shut down for several hours following the crash, which is still under investigation, according to officials.
Fire Department officials followed up on two of the patients who had more severe injuries.
The crash took place about one week after the start of White Ribbon Week, which is an effort by the city and the Sheriff’s Station to encourage safe driving.
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Students are given a white ribbon and asked to take a pledge to make safe choices behind the wheel.
Drugs and alcohol are not suspected as factors at this time, but the cause is still being actively investigated.
Details about the occupants’ medical conditions were not known by officials at this time.
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Source: Santa Clarita News