Car Accident on Ventura Boulevard Left Firefighter Injured

LOS ANGELES, CA (April 6, 2023) – Early Monday, firefighter sustained serious injuries while responding to car accident on Ventura Boulevard.

LAFD units responded to a fire around 4:49 a.m. outside the Synthetic Grass Depot at 19337 Ventura Boulevard.

As the firefighters worked, a civilian vehicle ran over a four-inch fire hose, knocking over a firefighter to the ground.

Paramedics transported the injured firefighter to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

It was unclear whether the involved driver stayed at the scene or rendered aid.

However, fire officials claimed that “Due to the location of the nearest fire hydrant to an incident, it is sometimes necessary (we avoid it whenever possible) to cross streets with the large diameter supply line”.

Following the incident, officials closed the eastbound 101 Freeway at Tampa Avenue, including a section of Ventura Boulevard, as crews clear out the scene of the fire.

When driving by emergency crews that are responding to an incident, it is important to be aware of your surroundings. Slow down and look for obstacles and personnel that may be in the path of your vehicle. By being cautious of the conditions of the road, you can help prevent an unforeseen accident and keep yourself and others safe.

It is important to have strong legal representation when injured in an accident. Reach out to the personal injury attorneys at Sweet James today. With 20 years of experience in the field, they know what it takes to help you win your case. Their team understands what you are going through, and they are here to help you seek justice and compensation. Call their office at (800) 900-0000 for a free and confidential case evaluation. You can reach them 24 hours a day and 7 days a week through email, text, and online chat.

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