LBFD Rescues Trapped Driver with Jaws of Life

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At about 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, the Long Beach Fire Department was called to the scene of a driver that had become trapped after hitting his car into a tree at a high rate of speed.

Engine 5 quickly responded to Los Coyotes Diagonal near Park Avenue and was first on-scene confirming that the patient was indeed trapped inside the vehicle.  Moments later, Light Force 17 arrived and used to “Jaws of Life” to extricate the victim out of the mangled car.  The victim was rushed to a local area hospital with life threatening injuries.

The cause of the accident is currently under investigation.

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