Thursday, September 30, 2010

LBFD: 4 #Firefighters injured in TC - Cement Truck vs Fire Engine

Four Long Beach Fire department Firefighters injured.
Three of the firefighters suffered serious injuries. One other firefighter and the truck driver suffered moderate injuries.
Location: 605 Freeway at Carson Street in Lakewood early Thursday morning.

Authorities said a cement-pumping truck traveling about 60 miles an hour slammed into the back of a fire truck that was responding to a possible car accident.

All lanes of the southbound 605 Freeway were shut down temporarily. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

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