On Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at 3:59 p.m., the Lakeside Fire District received a report of a vehicle accident in the area of Pinkard Way and Highway 8 Business. Dispatched on the incident was one structural engine, and an ALS medic unit.
|Both vehicles suffered significant damage.|
|While on the exterior there is significant damage, the crumple zones absorbed energy that could have damaged the passenger compartment. These occupants walked away with minor injuries.|
Without a doubt, these occupant would have suffered life threatening injuries had their safety restraints not been in use in a vehicle not equipped with airbags. In this situation all occupants had minor complaints of pain and were transported to the hospital via Medic 2 (River Park Station).
CHP is investigating the accident. A total of five Lakeside personnel responded to the incident.
Chalk up another one for airbags and safety restraints...!
Submitted By: Fire Captain Mark Grow, Lakeside Fire District