Sunday, November 28, 2010

Early Morning Vehicle Extrication on Wildcat Canyon Road

Wildcat Canyon: On Sunday, November 28th, 2010 at 5:29 a.m., the Lakeside Fire District sent a rescue response to a vehicle accident on Wildcat Canyon Road south of Muth Valley Road. The response included two structural engine companies, a rescue company, an ALS ambulance, and a Battalion Chief (Lawler).

Both vehicles had severe damage from this head-on collision
 On the arrival of Engine Company 1 (Riverview fire station), firefighters discovered a two-vehicle accident with one occupant trapped. They also discovered they had a total of three patients. A request was made for an additional ALS ambulance which sent Medic 1 (Riverview fire station) to the incident.

On the arrival of Rescue 3 (Lake Jennings fire station), operations were initiated to remove the trapped victim. Crews removed the roof of the vehicle and were able to extricate the victim. This occupant had suffered major traumatic chest injuries and required immediate transport to Sharp Memorial Trauma Center.

Firefighter-paramedics treated two other victims, and they were also transported to the trauma center.

The accident closed down traffic on Wildcat Canyon Road until the vehicles could be removed. CHP is conducting the investigation. A total of fourteen Lakeside Fire personnel responded to this incident.

This was the third traffic accident that Lakeside Firefighters had responded to on Wildcat Canyon Road since midnight.

Submitted By: Fire Captain Mark Grow, Lakeside Fire District

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