Sunday, June 23, 2013


Lake Jennings Area-

Late Saturday night on June 22, 2013, firefighters from the Lakeside Fire Protection District responded to a report of a vehicle accident that had a patient trapped and another vehicle on fire. Engine 2, from the River Park fire station, was the first unit on scene and found a four-door sedan and a four-door Jeep had collided head-on just west of the El Monte Road and Lake Jennings Park Road intersection with both vehicles having major damage. The vehicle fire had been extinguished with multiple fire extinguishers by Sheriff deputies before fire units arrived.

Two patients were trapped in their vehicles and one had self-extricated.  One victim was pronounced deceased at scene and two others were transported to area hospitals after a short extrication.  The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Lakeside Firefighters assessing the scene. Both vehicles suffered severe damage resulting in two extrications. (Photo By: Jeff Holz)
Fire crews stand-by till the arrival of the Medical Examiner. (Photo By: Jeff Holz)
Units on scene from Lakeside Fire were Engine 2, Engine 1, Rescue 3, and Division 4106.  Agencies that assisted were Santee Medic 4 and El Cajon Medic 6.

Story and Photos by: Matt Buzzell, Fire Engineer-Paramedic, Lakeside Fire District
Additional Photos By: Jeff Holz
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