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Multi Vehicle Accident On The 91 Freeway. Four Patients Requiring Extrication

By Jackawa Jackson | October 18, 2009

At 1:30 on the morning of October 18, 2009, LBFD responded to a multiple vehicle accident on the eastbound 91 freeway just before the 710.  Engine 12 arrived on scene and reported two vehicles involved across multiple lanes of traffic.  CHP was called to close down all eastbound lanes of traffic on the 91. The Captain on Engine 12 called for additional resources including a Truck 11 to provide extrication for trapped patients. It appeared as though an SUV and a compact car had collided trapping occupants inside both vehicles.  Engine 12 crewmembers forced the door open on the SUV and began treatment of the driver who had suffered a major head injury.  The compact vehicle contained 3 patients: the driver with major injuries and both passenger who suffered moderate injuries.  The crew from Truck 11 used the Jaws Of Life to cut all three individuals from the wreckage while Engine and Rescue personnel provided patient treatment. Numerous Rescues on scene transported the injured to area trauma centers.  Responding units included E12, E11, T11, R12, R11, R9, R17, BC3, and BLS 16. There were no other injuries reported to civilians or firefighters. The eastbound section of the 91 freeway remained closed until the patients were transported and the wreckage could be cleared from lanes of traffic.

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