Monday, June 17, 2013

Vehicle Catapults off Highway 67


A driver traveling north on Highway 67 suddenly found himself 150’ below the freeway when he lost control of his vehicle at the top of Slaughterhouse Grade. On Monday, June 17, 2013 at 8:36 AM, the Heartland Communications Center received a 911 call from witnesses that saw the car depart the roadway. Two structural engines, one rescue company, one ALS medic unit, and a duty chief were dispatched to the incident in the 13100 blk of Highway 67.

Lakeside Fire crews prepare to carry out the victim in a stokes basket.
On the arrival of the Lakeside duty chief (Laff), he located the vehicle below the highway and directed firefighters from the River Park station into an area to attempt access from a nearby residence. The crew from Engine 2 and Medic 3 accessed the area on foot and initiated an assessment on the single occupant who had suffered moderate injuries.

Lakeside firefighters hike the patient out to an awaiting medic unit.
With the arrival of Rescue 3 (Lake Jennings Station) firefighters attached a wheel to the stokes basket and accessed the scene. The patient was carefully removed from the area and transported by paramedics to Sharp Memorial Trauma Center for further evaluation.

CHP is currently investigating the incident.

A total of 12 Lakeside personnel responded to the incident.

Submitted By: Captain Mark Grow, Lakeside Fire District 
Photo By: Firefighter-Paramedic Steve Russo, Lakeside Fire District
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