Written by AARON CASTREJON
EL MONTE - Two people were hospitalized after the vehicle they were in crashed and burst into flames Sunday morning.
The crash occurred on Valley Boulevard near Monterey Avenue February 2. A vehicle struck an AT&T store, 10761 Valley Blvd., and burst into flames, according to El Monte Police Lt. Ernie Cramer.
The collision occurred just before 11 a.m.
“Both the driver and passenger are in very critical condition,” Cramer told SGV CityWatch. “When we got there the vehicle was involved with flames.We got the driver and passenger extricated as fast as they could.”
One patient was in traumatic full arrest. One victim was taken to County/USC Medical Center. One was taken to Greater El Monte Community Hospital, according to Los Angeles County Fire Depart ent radio traffic.
Valley Boulevard between Center Avenue and Santa Anita Avenue is closed due to an investigation.
The cause remains under investigation.