Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Multi-Vehicle Accident Closes Down Mapleview Street

Lakeside, CA -

On Tuesday, January 17, 2012, at 6:38 p.m., the Lakeside Fire District received calls reference a multiple vehicle accident in the 12900 blk of Mapleview Street. One structural engine, a rescue company, and an ALS medic unit were dispatched to the incident. Enroute crews were advised that multiple cars were involved and the street was possibly blocked.

Fire Engineer Steve Schleif checks the vehicles for hazards.
While initially the damage looks bad, these energy absorbing crumble zones dissipate energy and save lives. It did just what it was designed to do...
On the arrival of Engine 1 and Rescue 3,  a total of four vehicles had been involved in the incident. With the potential for multiple victims, a request was made to respond an additional ALS medic unit. Medic 3 was dispatched to the incident.

Lakeside Fire personnel treat one of the accident victims.
The paramedics on the engine companies began the task of locating victims and providing initial care. A total of four victims were assessed at the scene. One victim was identified as meeting trauma transport criteria and was immediately transported to Sharp Memorial Hospital via Medic 2. An additional victim with a complaint of pain was transported to Sharp Grossmont Hospital while two elected not to be transported

Currently the incident is being investigated by the CHP. A total of 11 Lakeside Fire personnel responded to the incident.

Engine 1
Medic 2

Lakeside Fire District
Rescue 3
Medic 3

Lakeside Fire District

Submitted By: Fire Captain Mark Grow, Lakeside Fire District

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