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Chain Reaction Collision Snarls Traffic On The 710 Freeway

By Jackawa Jackson | March 10, 2010

Just after 1:00 pm on the afternoon of March 10, 2010, Long Beach Fire Department units were called to the northbound 710 freeway north of PCH to a 4-vehicle pileup.  Engine 13 arrived on scene to find a Coca Cola van had impacted the rear of a Cal Trans van, which, in turn collided, with the rear of two other vehicles including a larger Cal Trans truck and an SUV.  A total of 6 people were injured including 2 with moderate injuries and 4 with minor injuries.  Four of these were Cal Trans workers.  The crew from Truck 1 used the Jaws of Life to cut the driver of the Cal Trans van from the wreckage of his vehicle. All but one of the 6 patients were transported to local hospitals.  2 of the northbound lanes of traffic were shut down for a period of time.  The cause of this accident is currently under investigation.  A total of 22 firefighters responded to this incident.

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