A driver traveling north on Highway 67 suddenly found himself 150’ below the freeway when he lost control of his vehicle at the top of Slaughterhouse Grade. On Monday, June 17, 2013 at 8:36 AM, the Heartland Communications Center received a 911 call from witnesses that saw the car depart the roadway. Two structural engines, one rescue company, one ALS medic unit, and a duty chief were dispatched to the incident in the 13100 blk of Highway 67.
|Lakeside Fire crews prepare to carry out the victim in a stokes basket.|
|Lakeside firefighters hike the patient out to an awaiting medic unit.|
With the arrival of Rescue 3 (Lake Jennings Station) firefighters attached a wheel to the stokes basket and accessed the scene. The patient was carefully removed from the area and transported by paramedics to Sharp Memorial Trauma Center for further evaluation.
CHP is currently investigating the incident.
A total of 12 Lakeside personnel responded to the incident.
Photo By: Firefighter-Paramedic Steve Russo, Lakeside Fire District
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