Vehicle Collides with Metro Bus near City Hall

Thursday, July 07, 2005 |

Image courtesy of echo_29
On Thursday, July 07, 2005, at 7:36 PM PDT, three companies of Los Angeles Firefighters, one Battalion Chief Officer Command Team, two Battalion EMS Captains, and five Los Angeles Fire Department Rescue Ambulances, under the direction of Battalion Commander Raymundo Gomez, responded to a Multi-Patient Traffic Collision at the intersection of West 1st Street and South Spring Street in the Civic Center area.

First units on the scene reported a collision between a Metro bus and a private vehicle that was wedged beneath the Metro bus with no patient entrapment. The driver of the private vehicle had self-extricated prior to the arrival of the Fire Department.

Five victims from the bus and the driver of the private vehicle were triaged, treated and transported to two area hospitals for non-life threatening injuries.

Two other passengers from the bus were treated on the scene and released.

Metro officials and the Los Angeles Police Department are investigating the incident.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

A couple of photos can be found here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/echo_29/24452241/
Shot from atop City Hall after Councilmember Reyes’ swearing-in.

LAFD Media and Public Relations said...

echo_29,

Thanks for the photos! We took the liberty of posting one. Visitors who click on that image will be taken to your personal flickr account where they can view more.

The LAFD is just getting started with flickr, which is an on-line photo sharing system. We have created a Los Angeles Fire Department photo "pool" where registered members of the free-to-join flickr system can post their photos of the LAFD in action.

We'll have more info soon about our first flickr pool, which will seek to offer images of the men and women of the LAFD in action and *not* posed photos of apparatus sitting in front of fire stations - that will be another project for the future.

So get out your cameras and (safely) capture the LAFD in action!

Brian Humphrey
Firefighter/Specialist
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department

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