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Vehicle Traffic Accident Car under Tractor-Trailer with Persons Trapped – Stewart & Gray Rd.

On September 1, 2010, Downey Engine 61, Truck 611, Squad 642, and Battalion 604 responded to a reported traffic accident in the 7000 block of Stewart & Gray Road.  Downey Fire arrived on scene to find a compact passenger vehicle that had rear-ended a tractor trailer and became lodged under the trailer portion trapping a single male.  The victim had sustained obvious head trauma, and against the direction of Fire Personnel self-extricated himself from the vehicle before advanced rescue methods could be employed. He was assessed by Downey Paramedics, placed in spine immobilization, and transported to St. Francis Trauma-Medical Center for further evaluation and treatment.