Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Rush Hour Accident on Highway 67 Snarls Traffic

Moreno Valley: On Wednesday, October 13th, 2010, at 3:34 p.m., the Lakeside Fire District dispatched one structural engine, a rescue company, an ALS ambulance, and battalion chief to a reported accident at Highway 67 and Santa Maria.

On the arrival of Engine 2 (Eucalyptus Hills) , crew members encountered a vehicle with moderate damage blocking the southbound lanes. After a quick assessment of the scene, crews discovered that they had a single patient with minor complaints of pain. After evaluating the patient, crews turned their attention to removing debris from lanes to expedite reopening of the blocked lanes.

Fire Engineer Scott Smith starts clean-up efforts to get lanes re-opened.
Highway 67, during this time of day, is an important transportation corridor for the Lakeside area. This accident created a significant backup for the evening commute.

CHP is investigating the accident. 

Submitted By: Captain Mark Grow, Lakeside Fire District

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