‘Jaws of Life’ Used to Free Trapped Motorist

By On June 12, 2013

Burbank Firefighters and Paramedics were called to the intersection of Rosita and Glenoaks Blvd. around 11:20 for a reported traffic accident.

Firefighters treat and evaluate this patient involved. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Firefighters treat and evaluate this patient involved. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Upon their arrival they found two cars involved with one person trapped. Additional equipment was requested including a truck company that carries the ‘Jaws of Life’ making it possible to cut the doors and center post from one of the cars.

Following the extrication, Paramedics rushed one of the victims to a local hospital, with unspecified injuries while treating another one who did not require transportation.

Burbank Police are conducting an investigation as to who was at fault, and following up. Southbound traffic on Glenoaks Blvd. was diverted during the rescue for a short while investigators were working the scene.

Burbank Paramedics rush to an awaiting rescue ambulance, to get this victim to a local hospital for treatment. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Paramedics rush to an awaiting rescue ambulance, to get this victim to a local hospital for treatment. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Firefighters used the 'Jaws of Life' to open up the side of this car following an accident at Rosita & Glenoaks Blvd. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Firefighters used the ‘Jaws of Life’ to open up the side of this car following an accident at Rosita & Glenoaks Blvd. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)