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Rain + Small Hatchback + Tunnel Divider = 2 Fatalities

By JJohnson | December 13, 2009

  On the evening of December 12, 2009 at 8pm the Long Beach Fire Department was called out  to an injury traffic accident at the Spring Street Tunnel and Kilroy Airport Way. LF19 were on scene within minutes and reported that there was 1 vehicle involved with 2 victims inside. The small, 2 door hatchback had apparently been traveling East on Spring and somehow ended up against the divider to the tunnel, subsequently splitting the car into 2 pieces. The tunnel was shut down in both directions to traffic,  due to the amount of damage and debris. Battalion 3  along with Truck 7 & Rescue 9 were also on scene and began to help with the extrication of both victims. After assessing both victims, it was determined that they both were dead from the impact. Both truck companies used their Jaws of Life to cut the car from around the bodies so they could be removed for the coroner.

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