East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Crews responded to a major vehicle accident that occurred at 9:36 am on Vasco Road at Marsh Creek. As Engine 52 arrived on scene, it was immediately upgraded to a tier 1 multi-casualty incident based on the number of injured. Engine 52 immediately request additional resources in the form of 2 additional fire engines to work on extrication of patients, 3 ambulances and 3 medical helicopters.
“The important thing is the first engine gets on scene and makes initial assessment and orders additional resources. Getting the first engine on scene quickly is the priority and the captain did a good job of the assessment the ordering of the equipment,” said Chief Hugh Henderson.
According to ECCFPD Chief Hugh Henderson, here is a breakdown of the patients and where they were transported:
- three adults by medical helicopter to John Muir trauma center
- two juveniles by medical helicopter to Children’s Hospital in Oakland
- two juveniles were ground transported by AMR to Children’s Hospital in Oakland
The chief encourages drivers to remain cautious and drive defensively to reduce the risk of an accident.
“As we are in the summer months that we have a lot of extra people on our roads from out of the area. People need to drive defensively and make it a priority,” said Chief Henderson. “Be prepared for the unexpected.”
The California Highway Patrol is currently investigating this incident.
Update: 3:30 pm
We have been told a woman has died from this mornings crash on Vasco Rd. The names, ages and hometowns of the victims were not released and the survivors’ conditions have not yet been made available.
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