Firefighters use Jaws of Life to free pair trapped in overturned car in East Long Beach

Long Beach firefighters rescued two people trapped inside an overturned vehicle that collided with another vehicle in East Long Beach Sunday morning, officials said.

Authorities said the vehicles crashed at Termino Avenue and 7th Street at about 10:30 a.m., leaving one vehicle overturned.

Firefighters used the Jaws of Life and other extraction tools to free the pair inside the overturned vehicle, Long Beach Fire Department spokesman Brian Fisk said.

One of the patients, a 23-year-old woman, was transported to a local trauma hospital in stable condition at 10:46 a.m.

Officials did not have any more information on the patients.

The area was closed for about an hour while the overturned vehicle was moved.



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Stephanie Rivera is the immigration and diversity reporter for the Long Beach Post. Growing up as one of six kids in the working-class immigrant suburb of South Gate, she was taught the importance of civic engagement and to show compassion for others. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015. An avid Harry Potter fan, Stephanie now lives in Bixby Knolls with her boyfriend and their bearded dragon, Austin.