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SBSD - Central
Tuesday March 31st, 2015 :: 09:22 a.m. PDT


Central - Sgt Fred Parrish arrives at a major traffic collision that had just occurred, extinguishing the car fire

DATE/TIME: March 31, 2015 / 3:01 a.m.

INCIDENT: Traffic Collision / Rescue

LOCATION: Northbound Interstate 215 / Kendall Avenue in San Bernardino

VICTIM(S): Confidential

On Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at approximately 3:01 a.m., Sgt. Fred Parrish from the Central Station was responding to a call in Devore. As he was travelling northbound on Interstate 215, he approached a traffic collision that had just occurred. A passenger car collided with a dirt hauler causing major damage to the passenger car which started a fire in the engine compartment.

The driver, and sole occupant of the passenger car appeared to be severely injured and was drifting in and out of consciousness. The driver was pinned under the dash making an immediate rescue impossible. The engine compartment of the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames. Sgt. Parrish used his patrol car's fire extinguisher to put the fire out. He also created an airway into the cab allowing the victim fresh air.

Fire personnel arrived and had to use the "jaws of life" to extract the victim. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Refer: Sgt. Casey Jiles or Lt. Robert O'Brine

Station: Central Station

Phone No. 909-387-3545

Case No. SB150900019

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Central
655 E 3rd St
San Bernardino, CA 92408

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 909-387-3700

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