VIDEO: Dump truck plows through 9 cars, igniting flames & injuring 6 people

Photo courtesy of Santa Rosa Fire Dept.

SANTA ROSA (KRON) — A large dump truck slammed into several other cars, injuring six people Monday morning in Santa Rosa.

KRON4’s Robin Winston reported the crash around 10:00 a.m. near Fountaingrove Pkwy. and Mendocino Ave.

A total of ten vehicles were involved, and six of them caught on fire, according to Santa Rosa PD.

All six of the injured victims were taken to the hospital. Three of them have serious injuries, police said.

Witnesses say bystanders and arriving firefighters pulled people from burning cars, including a screaming woman trapped in a van.

Footage of the crash scene Monday on a main street in Santa Rosa shows three huge plumes of dark smoke and a mangled pickup truck and a hatchback.

No deaths have been reported.

Westbound Fountaingrove Pkwy. was closed at Round Barn but has since reopened.

Police are asking the public to please avoid this area.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

The mid-morning accident occurred in Santa Rosa, a city of 175,000 people that was devastated by a major wildfire in October.

Santa Rosa is about 60 miles (97 kilometers) north of San Francisco.

Stay with KRON4 for updates on the developing, breaking news story.

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