2 patients rescued from vehicle that fell 200 feet in Tujunga

Two 60-year-olds, at least one in critical condition, were freed from a vehicle that fell about 200 feet down a hillside in Tujunga Tuesday afternoon.

Rescue crews were dispatched to the area between the 7600 block of Memory Lane and the 11000 block of Plainview Avenue about 5:40 p.m., according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

A 60-year-old woman in critical condition was freed from the vehicle about 6:15 p.m., Stewart said. She was brought up the hillside through a two-line rope system then airlifted to a trauma center.

Firefighters removed the roof of the vehicle in order to rescue the second patient, a 60-year-old man, in serious-to-critical condition, who was brought up the hillside with the rope system then taken to a hospital by ambulance, according to Stewart.

The circumstances of the crash were not immediately available from the Los Angeles Police Department's Foothill Community Police Station.