Paramedics use Jaws-of- Life after accident in Ventura

Sunday evening, a driver reportedly ran a red light while traveling Westbound on Thompson Blvd and collided into a vehicle traveling North on Seaward at moderate speeds. 

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Photo Credit: Ventura County Fire Department

The passenger in the Northbound vehicle was complaining of numerous injuries and the door was caved-in, which required mechanical extrication to get the patient out of the wreckage. 

Fire paramedics secured both vehicles and provided medical care. Medic Truck 5 used the Jaws-of-Life to cut and pry through the vehicle, pulled the door off the vehicle and gently removed the passenger from the car. The extrication took 11 minutes and the patient was quickly transported to the local trauma center.

Photo Credit: Ventura County Fire Department

Photo Credit: Ventura County Fire Department

Ventura Police closed the intersection, provided for traffic direction, and started the accident investigation.

Of the three patients involved in the accident, one patient was released on scene and two others were transported to Ventura County Trauma center.

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