Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Teenager on Bike Struck by Vehicle

Johnstown: On Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at 5:10 p.m., the Lakeside Fire Protection District received a call about a teenager that had been struck by a vehicle in the 14000 block of Ridgehill Rd. A structural engine company,  rescue company, and an ALS ambulance were dispatched to the incident.

Crews pick-up after the victim was transported to Children's.
On the arrival of Rescue 3 (Lake Jennings Fire Station), firefighters discovered a patient down in the roadway with multiple traumatic injuries. The crew on the rescue company initiated an assessment and ALS level care until the arrival of Medic 3 who was returning from a previous incident.

The victim's bike still lodged under the vehicle.
The patient presented with both head and spinal injuries. Crews quickly loaded the patient for transport to the trauma unit at Children's Hospital.

Currently CHP is investigating the accident. A total of 9 Lakeside personnel were assigned to this call.

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