Friday night gave us quite a few EMS runs to attend to Motor Vehicle Accidents spread out across San Salvador.
Along the 10ª. Avenida Norte y la 29ª. Calle Oriente, a young 22yo Isaí Salomón Batres knocked off his bike and luckily with a helmet on only suffered minor injuries and was attended on scene by our EMTs.
Minutos después sobre la 10ª. Avenida Norte y la 11ª. Calle Oriente una ambulancia del Hospital Nacional de San Francisco Gotera, Morazán, colisionó contra un vehículo de alquiler, dejando al menos cinco personas lesionadas entre ellos ambos conductores.
Only minutes after, an ambulance from the National hospital in San Francisco Gotera Morazan crashed into another car causing at least 5 injured including a 4 year old boy.
Shortly after that along the Troncal del Norte highway near KM marker 10, a male was DOA due to being ran over.
CDS assisted at least 7 injured people in a tripple accdident Thursday night along 0ª. Avenida Norte y la 9ª. Calle Oriente
First responders assisted 44yo William Ávila, 20yo Marcela Ascencio, and 20yo Claudia Patricia Vega.
Acute car damage at the scene.
Other patients attended at the scene were 20yo Orlando José Marinero , 20 yo Manuel Ramírez and 21yo Estefany Martínez. All were triaged attended to on scene with none requiring transport to higher level of care.
A ruta 119 bus lost it’s brakes and crashed into a bus and some cars in order to slow down and avoid a larger tragedy. CDS first responders assisted a female and her passenger involved. The 119 bus driver advised the passengers to hold on since the brakes went out and carefully used some minor collisions against other vehicles saving his passengers. Police showed up soon after to offer on scene support and to assure traffic didn’t come to a stop.
An MVA caused by a truck losing control caused many injuries on the main street, “called a Mariona” in front of the local jail Penal la Esperanza recently.
Some of the patients CDS transferred to higher level of care: José Anderson Flores, 5; Ashly Verenice Flores, 2 months old, Blanca Estala García, de 27 años; José Santos Flores, de 30 y Carlos Antonio Rauda, de 53.
Many of our ambulances were dispatched to attend this Mass Casualty Incident. Many of the those affected were local street sellers that had businesses on the side of the street.
Con el objetivo de medir la capacidad de respuesta de los jóvenes socorristas y rescatistas de Comandos de Salvamento realizó un simulacro sobre la carretera Panamericana sobre el kilómetro 28 a la altura del desvío de San Juan Opico. A simulated accident took place so that Comandos de Salvamento and the FAS, Salvadoran Airforce could show and practice their skills before Holy Week.
An extrication was planned and they exercised practical knowledge of extrications and on scene first aid. This April 1st their skills will be put to the test since many accidents happen during Holy Week and CDS work will be documented under hashtag #yorespondo2018.
Socorristas de Comandos de Salvamento, atienden accidente de tránsito que se registró esta mañana sobre la Carretera Panamericana a la altura del kilómetro 26 en las cercanías de San Pedro Perulapán, en el Departamento de Cuscatlán.
EMS from CDS attended an MVA along the Panamerican Highway at KM 26 near San Pedro Perulapan. A car with plates 549-265 was driven by 28 year old Francis Rigoberto Quezada when he lost control and crashed into the base of a tree. He and his year and a half old son Sebastian Alexander Torres, passed away while at the Cojutepeque national hospital due to traumatic injuries sustained.
The Comandos de Salvamento Urban rescue squad arrived along with national firefighters to recover and extricate Francis who was legally identified by medicina legal forensics present.