Friday, January 31, 2014

Lakeside Assists Heartland Fire & Rescue on Interstate 8

City of El Cajon-

On Friday, January 31st, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. the Heartland Communications Center received 911 calls reference a semi-truck involved in a multiple vehicle accident. Calling parties reported that one occupant was trapped when her car was pushed up against the freeway wall. The initial calls reported the accident on westbound Interstate 8 near Greenfield Drive. Crews eventually located the accident west of Mollison near the Highway 67 interchange.

The occupant in this vehicle exited on her own and received minor injuries.
A CalFire battalion chief in the area arrived and started the process of locating all the victims from the four involved vehicles. Fortunately all the injuries are considered minor, and nobody was trapped, although the damage would suggest differently. Crews from Lakeside, Heartland Fire & Rescue, and San Miguel made contact with all the occupants looking for possible injuries.

Crews remained on-scene till CalTrans crews arrived to arrange for long term lane closures. Traffic was backed-up in the westbound lanes beyond Greenfield Dr.

CHP is currently investigating this accident. Crews from Heartland Fire & Rescue, Lakeside Fire District, San Miguel Fire District, Santee Fire Department, and CalFire responded to the incident.

Photo/Narrative By: Captain Mark Grow, Lakeside Fire Protection District

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