On Saturday January 25, at 9:23 p.m., the Santa Monica Fire Department responded to a three car multi vehicle accident at Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) and the California incline.

Engine 7 was on scene almost immediately and provided patient stabilization for two of the most seriously injured patients. The Truck Company provided extrication, using the jaws of life to free the patients from the wrecked vehicles. Engine 1 also assisted with patient care. 2 patients were transported to a local trauma center and 3 patients were transported to local hospitals.

All patients were treated and transported within 30 minutes of the first arriving engine. The PCH was closed in both directions for the duration of the incident.

The Santa Monica Police Department is remained on scene to conduct the traffic investigation, coordinate clean-up, and the re-opening of the highway.

Submitted by SMFD Captain Eric Himler

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