Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Auto vs. Ped in Lakeside

Lakeside: On Wednesday, December 23rd at 5:22 PM, one company, a Battalion Chief, and ALS ambulance were dispatched to a pedestrian vs. vehicle at the intersection of Lemoncrest Drive and Winter Gardens Blvd. Units from Lakeside Station #1 found a 13 year old juvenile that had been struck by a car in the intersection. Crews rapidly assessed the patient and determined that her injuries were potentially serious. As paramedics initiated treatment the decision was made to fly the patient via aero-medical to Children's Hospital in Kearny Mesa.

The child had suffered multiple head injuries and was complaining of abdominal pain. Mercy Air 6 was dispatched from Gillespie Field to a nearby landing zone. A company from the Santee Fire Department was dispatched to the landing zone to coordinate the arrival of the helicopter.

The California Highway Patrol is currently investigating the incident.

Submitted: Mark Grow, Lakeside Fire District

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