LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE (CBSLA.com) — Two drivers were stung by more than 600 bees following a two-vehicle car crash into a tree Sunday afternoon in La Canada Flintridge.
At least one of the vehicles struck a tree in the 2000 block of Los Amigos Street just before 3 p.m. dislodging a large bee hive.READ MORE: Southern California Welcomes Autumn Rain, Cooler Temperatures
The two women drivers involved in the tw0-vehicle crash were stung at least 600 times between them.
CBS2’s Bobby Kaple reported that there were many scary moments for residents of the area as well as the people involved in the car accident.
Hours later, Kaple said there were still many bees in the area.
“We got out of our truck to shoot some video when the bees started circling us,” he reported nearly two hours after the swarm first formed.
Just before 3 p.m., two cars collided in a minor accident. After the hive was dislodged, thousands of bees dispersed.
The bees stung three people, a deputy who came to aid the two women drivers involved in the crash. One of the women is 51, the other 17.READ MORE: Federal Investigators Name MSC DANIT As 'Party In Interest' As Lawmakers Intensify Scrutiny Of Coastal Offshore Drilling
Witnesses told Kaple that the 17-year-old, was stung over 100 times. He said she was reportedly screaming as she tried to get away from the bees.
“That’s when neighbors started pouring out of their homes,” said Kaple.
Kaple also reported that the other woman was stung as many as 500 times.
Deputies said the women were both attacked as they were exchanging insurance information.
Officials said the first deputy on scene used a fire extinguisher to remove the bees from the 17-year-old. He then used a hose from a nearby home to remove the rest of the bees.
The 51-year-old, meanwhile, fearing for her life, ran to the rear of a residence and jumped into a swimming pool.MORE NEWS: Colin Powell, First Black Secretary Of State, Dies At 84 Of Complications From COVID-19
The deputy did not require hospital treatment.