BRENTWOOD -- Three people, including two children, were airlifted to hospitals Saturday after two cars collided near an intersection, a fire battalion chief said.

Fire crews and paramedics were called to Marsh Creek Road just east of Deer Valley Road at 3:37 p.m. and arrived to see two cars on the side of the road, each totaled from a collision, according to East County Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Hugh Henderson.

Four of the five people in the two cars were able to exit the wreckage, but the other was trapped and needed to be extricated with a hydraulic machine, Henderson said. That person was airlifted to an undisclosed hospital with undisclosed injuries.

Two tow trucks prepare to take two vehicles away as a police officer moves a car door off  Marsh Creek Road after the two cars collided around 3:40 in
Two tow trucks prepare to take two vehicles away as a police officer moves a car door off Marsh Creek Road after the two cars collided around 3:40 in Brentwood Calif., on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. Two CalStar helicopters were called in to take away the injured. (Dan Rosenstrauch/Bay Area News Group) ( DAN ROSENSTRAUCH )

Two juveniles who were injured in the wreck were airlifted to Children's Hospital in Oakland. One of them suffered cuts to her head, and both were complaining of abdominal and hip pain, Henderson said.

Two other people in the wreck refused medical treatment, he said.

Details about how the crash occurred were not available immediately. A stretch of Marsh Creek Road was closed for several hours while the California Highway Patrol investigated.

Contact Rick Hurd at 925-945-4789 and follow him at Twitter.com/3rdERH.



Contra Costa Sheriff Deputies sweep debris off Marsh Creek Road after two vehicles collided around 3:40 Saturday in Brentwood Calif., on Saturday, Jan. 25,
Contra Costa Sheriff Deputies sweep debris off Marsh Creek Road after two vehicles collided around 3:40 Saturday in Brentwood Calif., on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. Two CalStar helicopters were called in to take away the injured. (Dan Rosenstrauch/Bay Area News Group) ( DAN ROSENSTRAUCH )