Sunday, April 27, 2014

Multi-Vehicle Accident Sends Three to Local Hospitals


On Sunday, April 27th, 2014 at 1:19 p.m. the Heartland Communications Center received information from the California Highway Patrol about a multiple vehicle accident on northbound Highway 67 north of Winter Gardens Blvd. Reports indicated up to three vehicles involved, with one possibly in a ditch. Dispatched on the initial response was two structural engines, a rescue company, an ALS medic unit, and a chief officer.

With the arrival of Engine1 (Riverview Station) they reported the potential for multiple injured parties. With that information additional medic and BLS ambulances were requested to the scene.

Lakeside Fire crews treat injured parties.
As more companies arrived the task of evaluating seven occupants was initiated. Crews were relieved to find that there were no acute injuries, and only three victims requested transport for various traumatic injuries. Two medic units, and a BLS ambulance from the City of El Cajon, transported patients to local emergency facilities.

The accident occurred as visitors to the rodeo made their way into the community. The accident reduced Highway 67 to one lane that created a significant traffic delay.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the accident. A total of 12 Lakeside Fire personnel responded to the incident, assisted by the Santee Fire Department and Heartland Fire & Rescue.

Submitted By: Fire Captain Mark Grow, Lakeside Fire Protection District 

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