Brentwood: 8 Injured in Vehicle Crash on Lone Tree Way

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Just after 10:00 pm Saturday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District was dispatched to a report of a three vehicle crash on Lone Tree Way near Brentwood Blvd in the City of Brentwood.

In total, there were 8 patients, including a Brentwood Community Service Officer, who were injured with minor injuries. A driver of one of the vehicles passed a field sobriety test. A total of four ambulances were required to transport seven patients to local hospitals.

Preliminary information was that one of the vehicles was turning into a driveway which caused another vehicle to hit the car and while spinning in the road struck the Brentwood CSO officer.

The cause of the crash is under investigation with Brentwood Police.


14 COMMENTS

  1. OMG! Here we go again! Eight “patients?” They are NOT patients UNTIL they get to the ER or to the hospital in general! Good God! Can’t you people ever get that right?

    • From Wikipedia: An ambulance is a medically equipped vehicle which transports patients to treatment facilities, such as hospitals.[1] In some instances, out-of-hospital medical care is provided to the patient.

      • Just shows you now Wikipedia can be wrong! Same goes for Google! A person becomes a patient after they enter a hospital and are seen by a physician or heath care provider who determines whether that person becomes a patient or not. I am an RN in one of our major trauma centers and know a thing or two and pass it down to my trainees.

        • So what are they called while in the ambulance? I am a retired paramedic and firefighter, and we always called them patients….

    • A Basic Life Support (BLS) unit can consist of two EMT’s and not have a paramedic on board. The person being treated in the ambulance is called the patient.

  2. Then what are they? I work for an ambulance company and anytime we transport someone, they are considered our patient…

  3. noun
    noun: patient; plural noun: patients
    1.
    a person receiving or registered to receive medical treatment.
    synonyms: sick person, a case, a sufferer, a victim of violence or accident.
    convalescent, outpatient, day patient, inpatient, hospital patient;
    the sick, the infirm;

  4. A Basic Life Support (BLS) unit can consist of two EMT’s and not have a paramedic on board. The person being treated in the ambulance is called the patient.

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