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Southern California drivers spin out on 'White Christmas'

Posted at 2:09 PM, Dec 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-26 17:09:55-05

HESPERIA, Calif. (KGTV) - Snow and ice created dangerous conditions for Southern California drivers on the ‘White Christmas’ Tuesday morning.

In San Diego County, drivers spun out on icy roads in higher elevations, including Sunrise Highway on Mount Laguna.

On Interstate 15, dozens of cars piled up on the northbound lanes in the high desert city of Hesperia, Victor Valley News reported.

Mobile phone video showed a man yelling for people to leave the road, followed by the sounds of crashing cars.

"As soon as I hit the top of the hill, it was ice, black ice. I crashed and everyone else around me was crashing too," Brian Bolik told Victor Valley News. "A car behind us went over the embankment and rolled."

Bolik said he and another off-duty EMT heard a woman screaming in the pileup, VVN reported.

"I knew I needed to pull her out of the situation because the cars were just coming and coming, and then diesel trucks were also coming fast and she couldn't get out," stated Bolik.

"She had a broken leg. At the time I didn't think about getting hit by other cars, I just wanted to help the lady to safety," Bolik told VVN.

At least 10 people were taken to the hospital, CHP officials reported.