On Friday, January 31st, 2014 at 7:13 a.m. the Heartland Communications Center received a 911 call reference a vehicle accident with possible trapped victims. Reporting callers reported a vehicle that had struck a power pole in the 13100 block of Highway 8 Business. Callers stated that the occupant appeared trapped in the heavily damaged pick-up truck. A rescue response was sent that included a structural pumper, a rescue company, an ALS medic unit, and a chief officer.
|Firefighter-Paramedic Jose Corona starts a patient assessment on the occupant.|
On the arrival of Rescue 3 and Medic 3 (Lake Jennings Fire Station) they located an occupied vehicle with heavy damage. Crews evaluated a single occupant that had received injuries sufficient to be transported to the trauma center at Sharp Memorial Hospital. Fortunately the patient was not trapped.
|Fire crews load one patient while a crew from Heartland Fire & Rescue works on another patient up the road.|
CHP is currently investigating the accident. SDG&E crews arrived to begin the process of power restoration to the area.
A total of 8 Lakeside personnel responded to the incident, assisted by Heartland Fire & Rescue.
Submitted By: Fire Captain Mark Grow, Lakeside Fire District