Traffic Collision - LAFD Involved 09/10/2023 INC#0043

Traffic Collision - LAFD Involved; INC#0043; 12:35AM; 13260 W Van Nuys Bl;; #Pacoima; An LAFD Paramedic Rescue Ambulance responding to a medical emergency was struck broadside by a civilian pickup truck at the intersection of Van Nuys Boulevard and San Fernando Road, with the civilian pickup continuing on to collide with a nearby utility pole. The two adult male occupants of the full size pickup truck were badly trapped in the wreckage of their severely damaged truck before being freed by a team of LAFD responders. Both male civilians were transported to a regional trauma center in critical condition. The two male LAFD Paramedics were able to self-extricate from the wreckage of their Type I ambulance, sustaining minor to moderate injuries. Both LAFD Paramedics were taken to an area hospital in fair condition for treatment of injuries that are not considered life threatening. No other persons were injured. The initial medical emergency that the Paramedic team was headed to, was quickly handled successfully by another LAFD crew. Media Inquiries: LAPD Valley Traffic Division (Incident #125).; FS 98; Batt 12; Valley Bureau; Council District 7; BC12 CM40 CM42 E274 E275 E298 E7 E75 EM14 EM15 HR3 RA18 RA75 RA81 RA87 T74 T75 T98 UR88; CH8; 17; Brian Humphrey