Woman Saved After Her Truck was Crushed By a Container Handler at the Port of LB
The Long Beach Fire Department rescued a woman Wednesday night who was stuck pinned in a pickup truck that was run over by a container loader at the Port of Long Beach.
Officials say multiple firefighters responded to the scene just before 8:00 p.m., in the 300 block of Hanjin Road in the Port of Long Beach. A sizeable mechanical container handler's wheels had utterly crushed a white pickup truck with a single occupant inside.
"It was just very technical because it was involving two different vehicles that we had to stabilize and cut around to be able to remove her," said LBFD Jack Crabtree to the L.A Times.
Crabtree said the woman, who's in her 60's, was extracted from the mangled truck within 30 minutes.
The LBFD's Urban Search and Rescue team employed heavy machinery to facilitate her rescue, per LBP.
The victim sustained injuries to her arms and legs, but Crabtree said the victim was alert and breathing when she was extracted from the truck and taken to a nearby hospital.
The circumstances of the accident remain unknown.