Sunday, April 12, 2015

Lakeside Firefighters Rescue Trapped Driver

Lakeside, Calif. - 

Lakeside firefighters extricated a driver trapped in his vehicle following a high-speed rollover collision in northern Lakeside on Saturday, April 11, 2015. The vehicle sustained major damage after it veered off of southbound Hwy 67 just north of Slaughterhouse Canyon Road, coming to rest on its side after knocking down a chain link fence. Firefighters stabilized the vehicle and used hydraulic extrication tools to open the vehicle's roof and gain access to the trapped driver. Lakeside firefighter-paramedics provided patient care throughout the incident and once extricated, immediately transported the driver to a local trauma center.

Lakeside firefighters are trained in advanced vehicle rescue and attend many of these types of incidents every year. These calls are generally very labor-intensive and require the response of several companies to safely mitigate. Units responding to this call included E2, E203, R3, M2, and Div. 4106. Other assisting agencies included the CHP and a local tow company who provided scene clean-up and vehicle removal.

Firefighters work to free trapped driver.

Rescue 42 stabilization struts in place and roof flapped down to access driver.
Rescue 3 with hydraulic tools deployed.

Post by: Captain Scott Culkin, Lakeside Fire District
Photos by: Captain Bernie Molloy, Lakeside Fire District

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