Two Women Die Helping Victims
Posted by Ryan J. Beard on Aug 23, 2012 - 11:17:31 AM
CANYON—Last night two women tragically perished from electrocution while
attempting to help the victims of an auto accident after the vehicle struck a
fire hydrant and a light standard.The accident occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m. in the 12000 block of
Magnolia Boulevard near Ben Avenue in Valley Village.
to the Los Angeles Fire Department, after the hydrant was stuck it gushed water
into the sky and quickly began to pool.“Underneath the SUV was an old fashioned concrete light standard,
leaving behind electrical wires sticking out of the ground,” reports the LAFD’s
website.The wires were hidden due
to the darkness under the SUV, the runner water, and the mayhem of the crowd.Neighbors who were startled after the
crash and well-intentioned citizens who saw the crash from their own cars
rushed to help.Tragically two of
these good citizens unknowingly stepped into the electrically charged water and
were killed.Other citizens
followed and were injured.
Angeles Fire Fighters quickly rushed to the motionless victims on the ground,
thankfully however, warning bystanders stopped them from setting foot in the
electrically charged water.Instead they utilized rubber gauntlet gloves and a long pike pole to
retrieve the victims before performing medical aid.
aftermath of the accident a total of eight individuals were injured.Unfortunately, despite audacious
treatment from Los Angeles Fire Fighters and Paramedics, two were later
pronounced dead at the local hospital.
Serving Bel Air, Benedict Canyon, Beverly Hills. Brentwood, Laurel Canyon, Los Feliz, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Melrose, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Topanga, Canyon, Westwood & Hollywood Hills.