Woman Rescued From Pickup Truck Crushed Under Top Handler
LONG BEACH, Calif. (Dec. 10, 2020) – A woman was seriously injured Wednesday when she was trapped in a pickup truck that was run over and crushed underneath a top handler at the Port of Long Beach.
The Long Beach Fire Department responded with rescue crews to the 300 block of Hanjin Road in the port.
The Port of Long Beach accident happened about 8 p.m. on Dec. 9th, the LBFD reported.
The fire department’s Urban Search and Rescue team extricated the woman using heavy machinery. She was conscious and breathing when she was pulled out of the vehicle, fire officials said.
The woman, believed to be in her 60s, had been driving the pickup truck and there were no others in the vehicle. She was transported to a hospital where both of her arms and legs were treated for serious injuries. The woman is now in stable condition.
Meanwhile, the report did not mention if the woman works at the port. However, the pickup truck she was in belongs to the port and had the words “rail crew” on the back.
Finally, it’s unknown at this time what the circumstances were that led to the collision.
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