Sunday, March 7, 2010

Disabled Vehicle Struck on Highway 67

Foster: On Sunday, March 7th, 2010 at 4:51 PM, the Heartland Communications Center dispatched two engine companies, one rescue company, an ALS ambulance, and a Battalion Chief to a "rescue vehicle accident" on Highway 67 north of Slaughterhouse Canyon Rd. Additional information indicate two severely injured parties, with one possibly trapped. Based on that information Battalion 1 ordered an additional ALS ambulance.

Photo By: Carl Chiodo
On the arrival of Engine Company 2 (Eucalyptus Hills) they determined they had one severely injured patient that required immediate transport, and a second patient with some moderate injuries that required immediate intervention. Battalion 1 (Laff) assumed "Highway 67 IC". Engine Company 1 (Riverview Station) arrived and assisted with the assessment and loading of patients for transport. One patient was transported by Medic 4 (Santee Fire Department) to the trauma center at Sharp Memorial Hospital. A lesser injured patient was also transported to Sharp Trauma via Medic 1.

Fire crews load a patient into Medic 1 for transport to Sharp Trauma.
Photo By: Carl Chiodo

Initial reports indicate that a vehicle had broken down and was then struck by a second vehicle. CHP is currently investigating this incident.

Information Submitted By: Firefighter-Paramedic Eric Stamm, Lakeside Fire District

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