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Vehicle into Tree - Persons Trapped

On Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 06:37 hours, Downey Fire responded to the 7300 block of Florence Avenue for a reported vehicle accident.  Engine 63 and Paramedic Squad 642 arrived to find a single vehicle accident involving a small utility pickup versus a large tree in the center divider in the 7300 block of Florence Avenue.  The trapped and injured 22 year old male driver was extricated by Downey Truck 611.  Using hydraulic rescue tools, 611 personnel were able to cut-a-way the driver’s door and raised the crushed dashboard to successfully extricate the victim.  The driver had sustained lower extremity trauma and internal injuries.  He was treated by Downey Paramedics and transported to St. Francis Medical-Trauma Center in Lynwood.