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County Fire Extricates Rollover Traffic Accident Victims

( On August 1st, 2014 at approximately 12 P.M. San Bernardino County Fire was dispatched to a reported traffic accident on the NB I-15 North of Zzyzx Rd. near the town on Baker. County Fire responded with a full response including as BLS (Basic Life Support) engine company, Battalion Chief, and a Heavy Rescue from the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Barstow. Baker Ambulance also responded and provided Paramedic care.

Several minutes after dispatch County Fire arrived on scene and reported a single vehicle rollover with major damage and two occupants trapped in the vehicle. Both occupants had sustained major head injuries and would require to be extricated from the vehicle. After an approximate 15 minute extrication both patients were removed from the vehicle and prepared for transport. Due to the quick and effective extrication the Marine Corps Fire Dept. was cancelled in route. CHP Helicopter 82 and Ft. Irwin Dust
off 05 provided air transportation to University Medical Center in Las Vegas. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the accident.

County Fire would like to remind motorists that when you see emergency vehicles operating on the shoulder of the freeway to move into the left lane if possible to allow Rescuers a safer working area.

source: : Jeff Allen Engineer/Paramedic, Public Information Officer

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