Thursday, April 4, 2013

Vehicle Rescue on Winter Gardens Blvd

Winter Gardens-

On Wednesday, April 3rd 2013 at 3:58 PM, the Lakeside Fire Protection District received a call about a vehicle accident with trapped victims in the 8300 blk of Winter Gardens Blvd. Units initially sent included two structural engines, a rescue company, an ALS medic unit, and a duty chief.

On the arrival of Engine 19 (San Miguel Fire) they discovered a vehicle on it's side with two occupants trapped in the front seat. Efforts began to stabilized the vehicle and render care to the occupants. With the arrival of Rescue 3 (Lake Jennings Station) additional efforts were made to stabilize the vehicle so that cutting operations could begin.

Fire crews extricate the occupants after the roof of the vehicle had been removed.
After removing significant portions of the vehicle crews were able to remove the two victims. Fortunately both occupants had suffered moderate injuries and were able to communicate with first-responders. Both patients were transported to Sharp Memorial Trauma Center.

View 2013 Incident Map in a larger map

Agencies assisting Lakeside include San Miguel Fire, Barona Fire, and Care Ambulance Service.

Submitted By: Fire Captain Mark Grow, Lakeside Fire Protection District

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