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Vehicle Collision With Multiple Victims
updated: Dec 23, 2012, 10:24 AM

By Ventura FD

Date of Media Release: 12/22/12

Incident Number: 12-0075963

Information Contact: John Van Mannekes, Battalion Chief

Incident Type: Vehicle Collision With Multiple Victims

Date/Time of Incident: 12/22/12 @10:11 PM

Incident Location: Telegraph Rd. East of Wells Rd.

Cause: Under Investigation

Injuries: (1) Moderate Injury & (1) Minor Injury

Number of Personnel: 17

Fire Equipment: 2 Battalion Chief's, 2 Engines, 1 Truck, 2 Ambulances, 1 EMS Supervisor

Agencies Involved: Ventura City Fire Department, Ventura County Fire Department, American Medical Response (AMR) and, CHP

Narrative: Units responded to a reported vehicle collision with a possible entrapment. Upon arrival of the first due engine, it was discovered that there was a two-vehicle head-on collision involving 2 passengers with one entrapment.

Ventura City Fire Truck 5 utilized the "Jaws of Life" to extricate the entrapped victim who had moderate injuries and was transported by AMR to VCMC for further treatment. The other driver was found ambulatory on scene with minor injuries.

Simultaneously, crews mitigated scene hazards, provided lighting for on-scene operations, and continued with safety measures.

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