Saturday, July 12, 2014

Firefighters Respond to Remote Vehicle Accident

Wikieup, Az - 

On Friday, July 11, 2014 around 11:40 AM, Pinion Pine firefighters were dispatched to Lower Trout Creek Rd, north of Wikieup, Az for a reported motor vehicle accident. Crews arrived in the area and were notified that the accident occurred roughly 15 miles east of Highway 93 near Wagon Bow Ranch off of Trout Creek Rd with 2 patients with major injuries. Brush 526 crew activated one airship to the remote location. While responding, crews encountered the Big Sandy River which was unable to be passed by ground ambulance, at this time a second air ship was activated due to no ground transport.

Firefighters arrived on scene and learned the patients had been ejected from a tractor trailer hauling hay, when they lost control and overturned. One patient sustained a major back injury and was transported to Las Vegas by air. The second patient, who was able to walk was transported by air to Las Vegas. Both patients were in serious but stable condition. The cause of the accident is being investigated by the Mohave County Sheriffs Office, though the driver stated a loss of brakes occurred causing the vehicle to gain speed downhill and ultimately crash.

Story by Lieutenant Ron Hood, Pinion Pine Fire District
Photos by Firefighter Aaron Volk, Pinion Pine Fire District

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