CSULB shuttle bus involved in accident

A two-car accident today closed off the intersection of West Campus Drive and Seventh Street. A driver suffered from a medical emergency while driving, causing him to lose control of his car and crash into a campus shuttle. According to Larry Walker, officer of the Long Beach Police Department, the Nissan Sedan was towed, and the left side was wrecked. The turn on West Campus Drive to Seventh was closed off by red flares, and vehicles were being directed by police. The crash resulted in heavy late morning traffic along Seventh. The incident occurred around 10:20 a.m, and it wasn’t until 11:05 a.m when they reopened the streets. According to Sgt. Brad Johnson of the Long Beach Police Department, a 2011 Kia Optima was involved in the car accident. LBPD was dispatched at 10:30 a.m. to investigate the accident.The driver who was admitted into the hospital has not been stated. “We don’t give out hospital names.” said Sgt. Johnson. “The Long Beach Fire Department were dispatched and took the individual to the hospital.” Mike Caldin, a manager at the Cal State Long Beach shuttle services stated that the shuttle model was a Ford E-450 DRW, a commercial truck. The shuttle

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Airport drills put Long Beach’s emergency crews to the test

A signal flare and fake smoke indicated to first responders that the drill had begun, and dozens of fire trucks and ambulances lined up to treat volunteer actors. To better prepare for a worst-case disaster scenario, Long Beach Airport held Emergency Training Drills on the night of April 24 in order to test the effectiveness of their disaster response units. “This is how [disaster units] drill and train all the time,” Director of Disaster Resources at Dignity Health Kathy Dollarhide said. Long Beach emergency services simulated a terrorist attack against a JetBlue passenger jet to test the readiness and training of Long Beach’s first responders. Conducting these drills helps the Long Beach Fire Department “ensure the safety of the public” in the event of a mass casualty incident, LBFD press intelligence officer Brian Fisk said. Several law enforcement and emergency agencies coordinated with the Federal Aviation Administration to observe and lend resources and manpower to the drill, Long Beach Airport Public Affairs Specialist Ryan Zummalen said. Amongst the observers were representatives from Long Beach Search and Rescue, Long Beach Police Department, the FAA, the American Red Cross, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security, Zummalen said. Zummalen said the scenario