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Late Night Accident Downtown Requires Extrication

By Jackawa Jackson | November 9, 2009

  At 11:16 PM on 11/08/09 Long Beach Fire Department units, BC1, E101, T1, R1 and BLS 3 responded with LBPD and LACO Sheriffs to a two-vehicle injury traffic accident at Broadway and Long Beach Blvd. (Council Dist.2).    The driver of one of the vehicles apparently left the scene prior to emergency unit arrival.  The driver of the second vehicle needed to be cut from the wreckage of his car using the Jaws of Life.  The extrication was completed within 15 minutes.  The extricated driver was a 27-year-old male with unknown extent of injuries.  Rescue and 1 transported the patient to a local area trauma center.  There were no other reports of injuries to firefighters or to citizens.   There was some damage that occurred to the light rail platform at the incident site.  Due to this, Blue Line traffic was shut down at the site for an unknown duration.

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