Thursday, July 21, 2011

Vehicle Vs. Tree in Eucalyptus Hills

Eucalyptus Hills-

On Thursday, July 21, 2011, at 6:35a.m., the Lakeside Fire District received calls that a vehicle had left the roadway and impacted a tree in the 11400 block of Valle Vista Rd. A structural engine, rescue company, and ALS paramedic unit were dispatched to the incident.

On the arrival of Engine 2 (Eucalyptus Hills fire station), firefighters discovered a severely damaged vehicle with a single occupant who had sustained moderate injuries. Crews also discovered that a fire had ignited in the engine compartment area. Firefighters removed the occupant and initiated medical treatment while other crew members extinguished the fire.

Lakeside Fire crews work on the occupant who suffered moderate injuries.
The patient was transported to Sharp Memorial Hospital Trauma Unit in Kearny Mesa by Lakeside firefighter/paramedics. The incident resulted in the closure of Valle Vista Road while CHP investigated the accident and tow crews removed the car.

A total of 8 Lakeside Fire personnel responded to the incident.

Submitted By: Fire Captain Mark Grow, Lakeside Fire District

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