On Wednesday, February19, 2014, at 11:19 a.m. the Heartland Communications Center received a 911 call reference a car that had driven through a carport and was on a slope above other homes in the 13400 block of Highway 8 Business. The caller stated that the occupant was still in the vehicle in an extremely unstable location. A rescue response was initiated that sent one structural engine, one rescue company, an ALS medic unit, and two chief officers.
|The vehicle sits perched on a retaining wall on the property below.|
|The victim is removed from the vehicle and evaluated by crews below.|
|The vehicles final resting spot. A fortunate deployment of the airbag probably helped in preventing serious injuries.|
|Rescue 3 crew constructed shoring to prevent collapse of the carport.|
Story and Photos By: Fire Captain Mark Grow, Lakeside Fire District