A firefighter got struck by a car during an emergency response in Tarzana early Monday morning, March 13, 2023.
The Los Angeles Fire Department was putting out a fire at 19337 Ventura Blvd. around 4:50 a.m. when a car drove by LAFD’s supply line, knocking a firefighter to the ground.
The firefighter sustained minor injuries and was immediately transported to a hospital. LAFD advised the public to avoid crossing a fire department hose line.
LAFD crews closed off the eastbound 101 Freeway exit at Tampa Avenue and a portion of Ventura Boulevard while they continued the investigation into what caused the fire.
Single-Vehicle Accident Statistics
Traffic accidents result in more than ten million injuries and two million fatalities yearly around the globe. In the United States, automobile accidents are the main reason for accidents resulting in unintentional deaths and serious injuries.
The National Safety Council reports that preventable traffic deaths in the US increased by 8.3% in 2020, reversing a three-year decline. In 2019, automobile accidents recorded in the US resulted in 39,107 fatalities, which grew to 42,338 by the following year.
Almost four thousand people died because of automobile accidents in California in 2020. Single vehicle fatalities amounted to 2,260, or 59% of the recorded incidents, compared to deaths involving two or more vehicles, which are about 1,587, or 41%.
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