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Riverside County Fire Department in cooperation with CAL FIRE

Incident Name: Interstate Type of Incident: Traffic Collision - Cut and rescue
Incident Address: Eastbound Interstate 10 west of Washington Street Incident Number: CA-RRU-143655
Community: Palm Desert Date Reported: 12/19/2015
Time Reported: 8:15 PM
Fatalities: 0  Major: 1  Moderate: 0  Minor: 1  Non Injury: 0
Transported Ground Ambulances: 1 Est. Containment Time:
Air Ambulance: 0 Est. Control Time:
Loss: $0.00
Saved: $0.00 Evacuations: No
Cause: Evacuation Comments:

Current Situation

(Recent updates are posted at the top of the Current Situation)
UPDATE 12-19-15 @ 9:20 p.m. - Only the passenger of the vehicle was trapped. Extrication has been completed. The passenger was transported by ground ambulance to an area hospital with major injuries. Both patients were in the vehicle. For updates on traffic conditions please contact CHP at
UPDATE 12-19-15 @ 8:47 p.m. - Firefighters are still in the progress of extrication. Currently there is one patient with major injuries and one patient with minor injuries.
CAL FIRE/Riverside County Firefighters responded to reports of a traffic collision involving a vehicle and an RV on eastbound Interstate 10, west of Washington Street in Palm Desert. The first arriving company officer confirmed a traffic collision with extrication with one patient involving an RV, and full closure of eastbound Interstate 10. Updates will be posted as information becomes available.

Resources Assigned

Firefighters: 11 Helicopters: 0 Utilities: No
Law Enforcement: No Engine Companies: 2 Air Tankers: 0
Air Attack: No Truck Companies: 1 Fire Crews: 0
EMD: No Overhead Personnel: 1 Water Tenders: 0
American Red Cross: No Fire Investigator: No Bulldozers: 0
Public Information Officer: No Displaced Persons: No RVC Medics: 0
Ambulance Air: 0  Ground: 1
Specialized Equipment: None,

Cooperating Agencies

American Medical Response, CAL FIRE/Riverside, California Highway Patrol – Indio, Riverside County Fire Department,
Prepared By: April Newman Information Center: (951) 940-6985
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