Saturday, October 2, 2010

Lakeside Fire Crews Rescue Trapped Driver

Dunbar Lane Area - A high-speed head-on traffic collision required a full rescue response from Lakeside and Alpine Firefighters on October 2, 2010 at 8:27 p.m. The incident, in the area of Dunbar Lane and Alpine Boulevard, brought fire crews from Lakeside's Blossom Valley (fs26) and Lake Jennings (fs3) fire stations. Enroute the incident, Lakeside Battalion 1 (Tockstein) requested an additional engine company and the crew from Alpine's Tavern Road fire station (fs17) also responded.

Firefighters used hydraulic spreading and cutting tools to extricate the driver of a heavily damaged full-size pickup truck. Due to the prolonged extrication time involved, an aeromedical helicopter (Mercy Air 6) was requested to transport the patient to Sharp Memorial Hospital. Lakeside Firefighter/Paramedics provided treatment for the patient on scene.

Unfortunately, the driver of the other involved vehicle did not survive the collision and was pronounced dead at the scene. Two dogs were also killed in the crash. The crew from Lakeside Rescue 3 was on scene for nearly three hours assisting the CHP and County Medical Examiner personnel with scene lighting.

Units attending this incident included R3, E26s, E17, M3, and B1.

Lakeside Firefighters prepare to remove extricated driver.
This vehicle sustained major damage!

Photos by: Captain Jerry Daoust, Lakeside Fire District
Story by: Captain Scott Culkin, Lakeside Fire District

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