WESTMINSTER : 17-Year-Old Injured as Car, Truck Collide

A 17-year-old Westminster youth suffered serious injuries Sunday in a two-vehicle crash that left him trapped in the wreckage, police said.

Derrek Alexander Enz was in serious condition at Long Beach Memorial Hospital with head injuries and multiple breaks in both legs.

Enz was a passenger in a Ford Mustang that collided with a Nissan pickup truck at Bolsa Chica Road and Westminster Boulevard about 7:55 a.m.

Paramedics had to use a hydraulic prying device to free Enz from the car. Because rain prevented an airlift rescue, he was taken by ambulance to the hospital, police said.

The vehicles' drivers sustained only minor injuries, police said. Each claimed to have a green light at the intersection, and police were seeking witnesses to resolve the conflicting statements. It was raining at the time of the collision, but police did not know if that was a factor.

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