Person critically injured in Mead Valley forklift accident

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) – A person was trapped under a forklift and critically injured Saturday afternoon in Mead Valley near Riverside, authorities said.

The incident was reported at 3:39 p.m. Saturday in the 22000 block of Mack Street, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

Firefighters were called to get the victim out from under the forklift, and the person was taken by ambulance to a hospital for treatment, fire officials said.

The age and gender of the victim were not available, and it was unclear how the person became pinned.