South Los Angeles - An early morning traffic collision critically injured six patients and brought nearly 50 Firefighters to the scene.
At 2:47 am on Friday, February 3, 2012, Firefighters responded to the intersection of West Florence Avenue and South Halldale Avenue for a reported "traffic collision." First arriving resources noted several victims lying in the middle of the street but could identify only a single vehicle. Immediately, additional resources were requested to the scene of this "multi-casualty-incident" (MCI).
The involved vehicle, carrying a total of six passengers, appeared to have struck a tree. A report from one Rescue Ambulance confirmed that five of the patients had been ejected from the sport-utility-vehicle (SUV) and one additional patient did require extrication. 46 Firefighters, including 9 Rescue Ambulances, worked quickly and diligently to provide the best and most appropriate patient-care at the scene of this horrible accident.
All six patients were young-adult females and unfortunately, each sustained what appeared to be life-threatening injuries. They were each rapidly transported to local hospitals in "critical condition." It was not clear at the time of this report if any of the passengers were wearing seat belts and the exact cause of the accident is under active investigation by the LAPD.
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Submitted by Matt Spence, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department