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Firefighters Free Trapped Driver

By Admin | March 4, 2011

At 10:25AM on March 1st, units from the Long Beach Fire Department responded to reports of an injury traffic accident with a trapped victim at the South bound 405, South bound Lakewood Blvd. off ramp.  Units arrived on scene within four minutes and discovered a midsized pick up truck that had careened off of the road and into the trees and bushes below.  The single female driver was in fact trapped due to the vehicle being wedged into the thick vegetation on the embankment.  Firefighters quickly used chainsaws to remove large limbs and other debris that was restricting the victim’s door from being opened.  Once freed, the driver was walked up to the Paramedic Rescue for further evaluation and released. Thanks to the quick efforts of the Firefighters, this victim was quickly and safely removed from the wreckage.  The cause of the accident is currently under investigation.  There were a total of 8 Fire Department Apparatus and 20 personnel that responded to this incident that took place in the 5th Council District.

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