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Vehicle Tragedy Narrowly Averted

By Steve Yamamoto | January 27, 2011

On January the 26th at approximately 12:50 PM, The Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) was called out to the scene of an injury traffic accident on Spring St. just East of the 605 Freeway.  When Engine 5 arrived on scene what they discovered was astonishing.  One of the involved vehicles had been cut into two separate pieces from the collision with another other vehicle.  The front half of the car stayed on the street while the other half was launched down the embankment below.  Amazingly, the 27 year old female driver and the 9 year old male passenger only sustained moderate to minor injuries.  Firefighters safely removed the female patient from that vehicle and transported her to a local area hospital with the boy.  The male driver of the other vehicle, described to be in his early 20’s, was also carefully pulled out by Firefighters from the twisted wreckage and was transported to a local area hospital with moderate to severe injuries.  Thanks to the quick efforts by the LFBD Firefighters, the occupants of these vehicles were safely removed and taken to the hospital.  The cause of the accident is currently under investigation by the Long Beach Police Department.  There were a total of five Fire Department apparatus and 10 personnel operating on scene of this traffic accident that took place in the 5th Council District.

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