Breaking News!!: Lucerne Valley, CA: Multiple traffic accident with several people injured.
According to the San Bernardino County Fire Department, just before 3:30pm PT on Monday, March 28th, 2016, the San Bernardino County Fire Department received reports of a traffic collision in the area of Barstow Road and Rabbit Springs Road in Lucerne Valley, California.
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First arriving units reported 10 vehicles and 2 tractor trailers involved.
Crews also reported blowing dust in the area causing zero visibility.
While conducting initial patient assessment several more collisions occurred resulting in more injuries.
With additional vehicles now involved County Fire declared a mass casualty incident, which dispatched additional paramedic engines and numerous additional ground ambulances to the scene.
Initial patient count was approximately 30 injured, most of which were walking wounded.
Only 3 patients required transport , one of which sustained major injuries and was transported by ground ambulance to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center.
Two other patients were transported to St. Marys in Apple Valley.
County Fire responded with 4 paramedic engine companies, 1 paramedic ambulance, 1 battalion chief and 2 division chiefs for a total of 17 personnel.
Several AMR ambulances also assisted.
The cause of the accident is currently under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.