Woman Dies, Off-Duty Firefighter Injured in Northridge Collision

Saturday, May 27, 2006 |

On Saturday, May 27, 2006 at 6:04 AM, four Companies of Los Angeles Firefighters, five LAFD Rescue Ambulances, one Heavy Rescue, one Urban Search and Rescue Unit, two EMS Battalion Captains, one Battalion Chief Officer Command Team under the direction of Battalion Chief Robert M. Rose responded to a Multi-Patient Traffic Collision at the intersection of Reseda Boulevard and Roscoe Boulevard in Northridge.

First units on the scene reported a traffic collision involving a pick-up truck, a Metro Bus, an SUV and two passenger vehicles with four individuals in need of medical treatment.

An off-duty Los Angeles Firefighter driving a pick-up truck on his way to work was struck by the speeding SUV, which caused his vehicle to over turn and smash into a stopped Metro Bus and two other stopped vehicles trapping him in his pick-up.

Firefighters using extrication tools quickly extricated their trapped off-duty colleague. He was treated and transported to adjacent Northridge Hospital Medical Center in critical condition.

The twenty-two year old female driver of the SUV was declared dead on the scene. The driver of the Metro Bus and one passenger (serious) and one individual from the passenger cars (minor injuries) were all assessed, treated and subsequently transported to local hospitals.

The cause of the collision is currently under active investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department.


Submitted by James "Jim" R. Wells, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department

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thepiolines said...

may god bless this famliy... my family happens to mingle with this family at northridge trauma center since my grandma was hit by a drunk driver on sunday... the family of the off-duty fireman is a very nice family, and may all go well for everyone...

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