Friday, December 30, 2011

Units Respond To Fatality On Highway 93

On December 29, 2011 at 4:28 Pm, an alarm was received for a motor vehicle rollover on Highway 93 near the 104 mile marker in the median. While in route, E523 recieved multiple updates stating there were 3 occupants trapped inside the vehicle and 1 occupant trapped underneath the vehicle. Angel 2, Careflight 14 and DPS Kingman Ranger were activated to respond to the incident.

Lieutenant/Paramedic Danny Zandvliet and Firefighter/EMT Chris Shaffer
establishing a plan for extrication.
Photo by: Firefighter/EMT Duane Dodds

Upon arrival of E523, crews found 1 deceased patient inside the vehicle and all other occupants self extricated. Crew began care on the 3 occupants and packaged them for transport, 2 patients flown in critical condition, 1 patient transported by ground in stable condition. After patient care was transfered, crew began the extrication of the deceased patient in the vehicle. The extrication took approximately 20 minutes, the roof was removed to gain better access to the occupant.

Lieutenant/Paramedic Danny Zandvliet and Firefighter/EMT Chris Shaffer
begin the extrication of the deceased occupant.
Photo by: Firefighter/EMT Duane Dodds

The vehicle was traveling southbound on Highway 93 when it left the roadway for an unknown reason and rolled approximately 100 yards through the median. Crews were on scene for 3 hours, the left lanes northbound/southbound were closed during the incident.

Article Submitted by: Firefighter/EMT Ron Hood
Photos Submitted by: Firefighter/EMT Duane Dodds

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