Tag Archives: MVAs

Motor Vehicle Accidents

One DOA and Two injured in MVA

The street was closed for more than a few hours.

Socorristas de Comandos de Salvamento auxiliaron a Hugo Abrego, de 39 años, quien resulto con múltiples junto a otro empleado al accidentarse el camión que transportaba arena sobre la carretera de Oro a la altura del kilómetro tres y medio. 39yo Hugo Abrego was assisted by Comando first responders when he was in an accident in his vehicle that was hauling a large amount of sand.

A large trailer was on the highway of gold heading east when it crashed into the rear of Hugo’s vehicle sending sand everywhere. The driver of the trailer, 24yo Carlos Francisco Cruz Rivera, died on impact. He was extricated by CDS Extrication team and handed over to Medicina Legal. 

Carlos Francisco Cruz Rivera, 24yo, was DOA.
Hugo Abrego, is supported and transported to San Bartolo Hospital..

Various MVA’s Today

 23 yo Mónica Gabriela, is packaged and secured by our first responders

CDS was dispatched to assist two people that were injured on their motorcycle while traveling along Boulevard del Ejército a la altura de Molsa. Both 23yo Monica Gabriela and 22yo Alberto Lopez were victims of a hit and run and suffered fractures. Both were transported by ambulance to the Social Security Hospital in Colonia Amatepec.

CDS was also dispatched to another MVA along la Avenida Masferrer Norte y la Prolongación Juan Pablo II, in San Salvador.

Patients attended included 52yo  Miguel Ángel Urrutia, 42yo María Elena Torres, and 49yo Carlos Ordóñez.

Extrication of Young Driver

Our Extrication team  assisting 22yo Cristian Alexander Mejía..

Our CDS Extrication team was immediately dispatched to kilómetro 5 del Bulevar del Ejército to extricate 22yo Cristian Alexander Mejía who was a licensed plate vehicle 318-393 after it had struck the back of a ruta 29 bus. Fortunately none of the passengers in the bus were injured. Pneumatic tools, Jaws of Life, and extenders were used to extricate and the patient was secured, packaged, and immediately transferred to higher level of care at Rosales Hospital.


Cristian Alexander Mejía, is supported with physical stabilization and emotional support while being extricated by Comandos.
The Patient receiving assistance.
C Spine Maintained.

Extrication: 2 Injured and 1 DOA

A Semi rear ended a route bus 276 in Santa Ana.

Comandos attended to an accident that resulted in the death of one individual and 2 injured occupants at 630am this morning near KM 33 1/2 of the Panamericana highway at the turn off for the National Agriculture School.

The mishap took place when the driver of the semi with plates C 97-950 crashed into the back of a a route 276 public bus licensed AB 77-774 that was picking up passengers at the San Salvador to Santa Ana bus stop.

María Elena Martínez de Cuéllar, de 53 años, who was riding in the back of the bus died on impact while others were injured.

The semi driver, 34yo Luis Alonso Galdámez, had to be extricated by the CDS Extrication team and was secured, packaged, and transported to San Juan de Dios hospital in Santa Ana.

Cortesía de Noticieros Hechos

The Extrication team putting their skills to the test along with Red Cross.
Luis Alonso Galdámez, was transported immediately to higher level of care.
While securing C-Spine, a comando tries to integrate a Kendricks into the vehicle to stabilize the patient.

The Red Cross Suffers an MVA

CDS was dispatched to assist 4 EMS providers of the red cross when they were involved in an accident along la Alameda Juan Pablo II and la 1ª. Avenida Norte in San Salvador.

The red cross crew was returning from supporting a sporting event when the accident happened, and the 4 victims were transported to Zacamil Hospital in Ayutuxtepeque. Others injured were attended to by the red cross themselves.

4 red cross first responders were secured, packaged and transported immediately to higher level of care.

6 DOA and Many Injured in Olocuilta

Seis personas fallecidas y cerca de 15 heridos fue el saldo de un accidente de tránsito ocurrido sobre la Autopista a Comalapa a la altura del pupusodro de Olocuilta, departamento de La Paz.

6 dead and 15 injured were the result of an MVA that took place on the freeway to the international airport near the pupusa stands in La Paz dept.

Comandos de Salvamento collaborated with other first responders to recover and rescue passengers from a local bus that fell down an embankment. Forensics from Medicina a legal are present still identifying the deceased.


Socorristas luchan contra el tiempo para salvar la vida de las personas que iban en la buseta que cayó a barranca de 15 metros.

Cerca de 15 pasajeros resultaron lesionados.

Excursionistas iban con destino a San Marcelino.

Lesionados fueron llevados a distintos centros asistenciales.

Two Motor Vehicle Accidents

Early morning CDS was dispatched to attend to two separate accidents in San Salvador.  The first one was at 6:15 am near Calle 5 de Noviembre y final Calle Concepción. 42yo José Naval was injured when his motorcycle crashed into another vehicle.  He was immediately secured, packaged and transported to the Seguro Social hospital in Colonia Amatepec.

CDS first responders attending to the motorcycle accident.

CDS first responders were again dispatched to Alameda Juan Pablo II y la 18ª. Avenida Norte and offered first aid to 20yo Luis Tejada whose car was struck by another driver causing his car to roll. The driver fled the scene. This dispatch happened at 9am.

Comandos de Salvamento assists Luis Tejada, driver of the vehicle that was struck along the Alameda Juan Pablo II and la 18a. Avenida Norte en San Salvador.