Sunday, July 3, 2011

Lakeside Units Handle a Rollover Traffic Collision on Wild Cat Canyon

Lakeside, CA -

On July 1, 2011, just after 11:00 p.m., Lakeside firefighters responded to a report of a rollover traffic collision on Wildcat Canyon Road.  The response included engines and a rescue unit from Lakeside and Barona as well as two paramedic ambulances from Lakeside and Santee.  On the arrival of Lakeside B1, he reported the vehicle was on its side with one occupant trapped in the vehicle.  Two other occupants from the vehicle had self-extricated and were on the side of the road. 

The Vehicle sustained major damage.

E1 (Riverview Station) was quickly on scene and began patient care with the assistance of E2 (Eucalyptus Hills Station) .  R3 (Lake Jennings Station) arrived and began stabilizing the vehicle and working on removing the trapped patient.  Barona E27 arrived from the north end of Wildcat Canyon and assisted with patient extrication.  Due to the prolonged extrication, B1 requested Mercy Air 6 from Gillespie Field in El Cajon to expedite transport once the trapped patient was freed from the car.

R-42 Struts are used to secure the vehicle so crews can remove the
trapped occupants
All three patients were transported to an area trauma center.  The cause of the accident is under investigation by the CHP.

Submitted by:  Engineer Paramedic Bernie Molloy, Lakeside Fire District

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