Sunday, November 6, 2011

One Critical in Highway 67 Collision

Moreno Valley-

On Sunday, November 6, 2011, at 9:37 p.m., the Heartland Communications Center received multiple calls about a major collision that had occurred in the 11900 blk of Highway 67. Calls indicated that a head-on collision had occurred and one of the vehicles was engulfed in flames. Another calling party indicated an occupant was trapped in a vehicle near the fire. A full rescue response was dispatched that included two structural pumpers, a rescue company, an ALS medic unit, and a battalion chief (Darby).

Heavy damage is evident to both vehicles.
On the arrival of Engine 2 (Eucalyptus Hills), they discovered one vehicle on fire with a critically injured occupant lying in the roadway. The crew pulled an attack line to knock down the fire and initiated patient care on the victim.

With the arrival of Battalion 1, Engine 1, and Medic 1, crews identified a total of three patients. An additional ALS medic unit was requested which brought a response from Medic 3 (Lake Jennings Station). It was determined that no victims were trapped so the crew from Rescue 3 (Lake Jennings Station) was assigned to triage and patient care.

Fire Engineer Scott Smith on stand-by with a hose line in case of re-ignition of the fire.
All three patients were transported to the trauma center at Sharp Memorial Hospital. The accident is currently being investigated by CHP. A total of 14 Lakeside Fire personnel responded to the incident.

Highway 67 was shut-down for an extended period of time while crews resolved the incident.

Lakeside Fire units dispatched to this incident included: Engine 2 (Eucalyptus Hills), Engine 1 and Medic 1 (Riverview), Rescue 3, Medic 3 and Battalion 1 (Lake Jennings).

Submitted By: Fire Captain Mark Grow, Lakeside Fire District
Video By: Fire Captain Jerry Daoust, Lakeside Fire District

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