Friday, January 7, 2011

Lakeside Firefighters Extricate Trapped Driver

Lakeside, CA-
 A rollover vehicle accident with entrapment brought several Lakeside Fire units to Highway 67 in the early-morning hours of January 7, 2011. Under the command of  Battalion 1 (Tockstein), firefighters from Lakeside's Riverview (fs1), Eucalyptus Hills (fs2), and Lake Jennings (fs3) fire stations utilized stabilization struts and hydraulic rescue tools to free the trapped driver from the upside-down vehicle. Lakeside firefighter/paramedics transported the driver to an area trauma center.

Units attending this incident included E1, E2, R3, M1, and B1. The CHP is investigating the accident.

Firefighters removed the entire side of the vehicle to access the trapped driver.

Story and photo by: Captain Scott Culkin, Lakeside Fire District

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