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Injury Traffic Accident With Mother And Son Vehicle “Roll Over” on the 405 Freeway at the 710 Freeway Interchange

By frhayes | September 4, 2009

On Friday, September 4, 2009 at 12:57 P.M., Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) units, Engine 7, Engine 9, Rescue 9, Truck 7, Basic Life Support 16, Battalion Chief 3, Engine 13, and Public Information Officer 1 responded to a reported Injury Traffic Accident (ITA) with an overturned vehicle On the South Bound 405 Free Way (FWY), At the South bound 710 FWY, LONG BEACH, CA 90810. Engine 13, the first arriving unit, arrived within 5 minutes and reported three (3) vehicles were involved at the dispatched location, with no overturned vehicle, and that no patients were trapped requiring extrication. From preliminary reports one of the vehicles a new four (4) door sedan had impacted with a pick-up truck in the North bound car pool lane causing it to “Flip Over” onto it’s roof, and ride a substantial distance down the concrete divider eventually righting itself on the South bound side of the freeway facing North. Fire crews with the assistance of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) blocked of the North bound car pool, and number 1 lane and South bound car pool lane to begin assessing the situation and rendering aid where required. Both Occupants in the four-door sedan, a 47-year-old female and her approximately 5-year-old son were treated on scene for minor injuries and transported to a local hospital for continued medical care. Fire crews on scene placed the 47-year-old female driver of the vehicle in moderate distress, based on bruises and minor lacerations to the chest, and placed the child, and another driver of a different vehicle in minor distress. The child did not have any visible injuries and third patient an approximately 40-year-old female complained of non-specific symptoms, and declined transportation to the hospital.  “Fortunately” everyone involved with this accident were wearing their seatbelts, this was extremely important in preventing any significant injuries, especially to the Mother and Son  in the car that had flipped over. A total of 9 LBFD apparatus and 25 personnel responded to this call, and worked on this incident for approximately One (1) hour, the CHP is currently conducting a thorough investigation into the cause of the accident.

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