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Woman Pinned Under Out of Control Car Dies

Friday, January 19, 2007 |

On Friday, January 19, 2007 at 0:27 PM, four Companies of Los Angeles Firefighters, two LAFD Rescue Ambulances, one Heavy Rescue, one EMS Battalion Captain, and one Battalion Chief Officer Command Team, under the direction of Battalion Chief Mark Stormes responded to a Auto vs. Pedestrian at Winona Boulevard and Franklin Avenue in Hollywood.

Firefighters and Paramedics arrived to find an automobile driven by a 50 year-old woman, which had collided into the side of an apartment building while attempting to park. Prior to colliding with the building, the vehicle ran over an elderly woman who was walking by, pinning her under the car. The woman and her husband had been walking on the sidewalk at the time of the collision. Due to massive head and chest trauma, the woman was declared deceased at the scene. Her husband, though traumatized by the incident was unharmed physically.

Firefighters, Paramedics, and Police Officers on scene immediately recognized the gravity of the situation and the enormous suffering of the grieving husband, requested the assistance of the Crisis Response Team (C-R-T). Firefighters and Paramedics remained on scene until the arrival of the CRT, twenty minutes later. The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

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Submitted by Ron Myers, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department

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