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.
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.
CDS rescue team were immediately dispatched to the North Tikal neighborhood where two youth were trapped by a fallen tree. 12yo Brandon Steven Ramos and Jaison Vladimir Alfaro of 13 years suffered various injuries. They had been playing in the care before the tree fell trapping them inside.
Strong windstorms were the cause of the tree falling and CDS from the Apopa branch collaborated with the Municipal Protection response dept to extricate them by using chain saws to cut the tree and hydraulic equipment. The youth were stabilized, secured and transported to Rosales and Zacamil hospitals in San Salvador.
The CDS extrication team was immediately dispatched to assist 39yo Jose Palacios Casco and 37yo Gustavo Ángel Hernández when their microbus with plates 141-305 crashed into a CAESS truck who had been working along the Ejército Blvd near Molsa.
The accident took place around 10:40 pm and hydraulic extrication equipment was utilized. Gustavo suffered a head injury and both were immediately packaged and transported to higher level of care at Rosales Hospital in downtown San Salvador. It took the Comandos de Salvamento UDR team aprox 20 minutes to extricate Gustavo.