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Fatal Traffic Accident - Lakewood Blvd.

On Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 00:49 hours, Engine 62 and Squad 641 responded to a single vehicle traffic accident at Lakewood Blvd and Imperial Hwy.  Upon arrival, Engine 62 found a single vehicle accident in which the vehicle struck a light pole and fire hydrant ejecting one occupant.  Squad 641 pronounced the ejected occupant at the scene.  A second occupant of the vehicle left the scene prior to Fire Department arrival.  With assistance from the Downey Police Department, a search of the area was conducted; however, the second victim was not located.  Approximately 1 hour later, Engine 62 and Squad 641 responded to the 9000 block of Lyndora Street on a combative male with multiple injuries.  This patient was determined to be the second occupant of the earlier vehicle accident.  He was treated by Squad 641 for head and facial trauma and was transported to St. Francis Medical-Trauma Center in Lynwood for further evaluation.