Firefighters from Los Angeles County Fire Station 8 in West Hollywood were honored on Dec. 6 for their life saving rescue efforts during an incident on July 4 in which the driver of a stolen Tesla crashed on La Brea Avenue. The driver sped northbound on La Brea Avenue at speeds up to 100 mph before the Tesla struck three vehicles and crashed at the corner of La Brea and Lexington avenues. The driver of the stolen car was ejected and later died at a hospital. Firefighters rescued multiple people who were trapped in one of the cars that was struck, and treated a pedestrian who was injured by debris. Pictured from left at the ceremony are firefighters Greg Breceda and John Manus; firefighter specialist Jeffery Rosenberg; Capt. Roy Ortiz; assistant chief Anthony Whittle; firefighter Tom Dixon; and firefighters and paramedics Alan Averill and David Hay.
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