A teenage female driver escaped serious injury when her van tipped over onto its left side on Dorothy Street in Santa Clarita Friday morning, according to authorities.
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies and Los Angeles County Fire Department first-responders got the call at 7:10 a.m., were dispatched at 7:22 and were on the scene in front of 20316 Dorothy Street by 7:29, said LACoFD Inspector Joey Marron.
“It was a solo rollover, a vehicle on its side,” Marron said.
The driver was extricated from the vehicle and taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, Marron said. He did not know the extent of the driver’s injuries.
“Because it was a rollover, there was probably significant damage to the frame which prevents us from just opening a door,” Marron said.
“It was a slow-tip-over, like when a semi-truck has a load shift and rolls over onto one side,” said Lt. Ignacio Somoano of the SCV Sheriff’s Station.
“It was a teenage driver,” Somoano said. “The Fire Department had to open the passenger side door to help her get out of the car. She reported not being injured, but they had her taken to (Henry Mayo) just to get checked out. She was probably nervous and shaken up compared to an actual (physical) injury.”