at Least One Life
National Trails Highway
Courtesy of San Bernardino County Fire
January 25, 2015, 11:41 P.M., the San Bernardino County Fire Department Communications
Center received emergency calls reporting a multiple-vehicle traffic collision.
San Bernardino County Firefighters were already responding to the scene,
additional reports updated Firefighters that people were trapped and in
critical condition. Based upon the updated information, additional fire
department units were dispatched to the scene.
Upon arrival, crews found two vehicles, one small compact car and one
full-sized pickup truck with major damage and at least three people trapped.
Firefighters began Paramedic Treatment and extricating the trapped victims
using the Jaws of Life simultaneously.
ambulances from American Medical Response (AMR) as well as Medical Helicopters
were requested for transport of the injured. A total of four people were
injured; one child and one adult were taken by ambulance to the hospital, one
adult was deceased at the scene and another adult declined treatment.
victims were transported to Loma Linda Trauma Center by ground ambulance as the
stormy weather made the use of helicopters assistance, impossible.
Bernardino County Fire responded with two Paramedic Fire Engines, one Paramedic
Fire Truck, one Paramedic Brush Patrol, and one Battalion Chief. AMR responded
with three ambulances, and the California Highway Patrol and the San Bernardino
County Sheriff Deputies were on the scene investigating the cause of the
accident and controlling traffic. The California Highway Patrol closed the
roadway during the incident and accident investigation.