Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Head-On Collision on Wildcat Canyon Rd sends Three to Trauma Center

Wildcat Canyon-

On Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at 2:13.a.m., the Lakeside Fire District received calls about a traffic collision on Wildcat Canyon Rd. Initially thought to be in the Barona area, a joint response was initiated that included units from Lakeside and Barona Fire. This response included three structural engines, one ALS medic unit, and a battalion chief. Subsequent calls later placed the accident closer to Willow Rd. Based on that location, an ALS medic unit was requested to respond from the Riverview Fire Station.

Severe damage to both vehicles.
On the arrival of Engine 2 (Eucalyptus Hills Station) and Battalion 1 (Tockstein), they discovered a moderate velocity head-on collision with a total of three traumatized occupants. After identifying all of the potential patients a request was made for an additional ALS medic unit. This brought a response from Medic 3 out of the Lake Jennings Station.

The crew from Engine 1 and Medic 1 work on one of the victims.
Crews treated the victims for moderate injuries and packaged them for transport to various locations. Two victims were taken to Mercy Trauma Center (Hillcrest) via Medic 1. An additional patient was transported by Medic 3 to Sharp Trauma (Kearny Mesa).

A total of 11 Lakeside personnel were sent to this incident. CHP is currently investigating the accident. The accident closed Wildcat Canyon Rd for over an hour.

Submitted By: Fire Captain Mark Grow, Lakeside Fire District

1 comment:

  1. Yet another accident on one of the counties most dangerous stretches of road...Seems a great place to give a casino a liquor license, doesn't it???