Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Accident Sends Cyclist to Trauma Center


On Wednesday, September 28, 2011, at 2:43 p.m., the Lakeside Fire Protection District received calls reference a motorcyclist down in the intersection of Los Coches Rd and Ora Belle Ln. Both Engine 3 and Medic 3 were dispatched from the Lake Jennings Fire Station.

Firefighter-Paramedic Chris Williams inspects the bike for damage. Specific types of damage can indicate potential injuries to the rider.
Upon arrival, the paramedics initiated rapid trauma treatment and packaging for a single patient with moderate injuries. The rider states he was traveling at 50 mph when he lost control of the bike. Evidence at the scene indicated that he may have also struck a light pole as the bike skidded to a stop.

The patient was transported to the Sharp Memorial Trauma Center for further evaluation of his injuries. The CHP is currently investigating the accident.

Dispatched Lakeside units: E3 M3. Total personnel: 5 

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