Firefighters use Jaws of Life to free person after collision in West Long Beach

Long Beach firefighters rescued one person trapped in a vehicle after a crash in West Long Beach on Saturday night, authorities said.

At around 9:28 p.m., the Long Beach Fire Department arrived at the intersection of Anaheim Street and Canal Avenue where they used the Jaws of Life to rescue a person, LBFD spokesperson Jack Crabtree said. Crabtree said paramedics transported two people to local hospitals.

Two vehicles were involved in the crash, according to Long Beach Police Department spokesperson Juan Gomez. Details on the ages, genders, injuries or who were the drivers were not available, Crabtree said.

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Crystal Niebla is the West Long Beach reporter through the Report for America program. Philanthropic organizations pledged to cover the local donor portion of her grant-funded position with the Post. If you want to support Crystal's work, you can donate to her Report For America position at