(Monday January 19, 2015 C-Shift)
Lakewood Companies were dispatched to Detroit Ave, between Spring Garden & Granger for an MVA with injuries late Monday evening.
Upon arrival on scene Engine 2 & Squad 2 reported a victim entrapped in a vehicle with major damage. Reports were the vehicle was traveling at speeds in excess of 80mph when it collided with a tree and telephone pole. Engine 2, Truck 1 & Rescue 1 used the jaws to extricate the victim while Squad 2’s crew rendered care. The victim was transported to Metro Hospital with major multi-system traumatic injuries. The patient was critical upon arrival at Metrohealth Medical Center and later died of injuries sustained in the accident. A telephone pole was snapped in half with utilities down. The Utilities companies were called to assist in the clean up. There were no other vehicles involved and no other injuries reported. Lakewood Police dash cam video of the accident can be seen below. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
Lakewood Fire Companies on Scene: Engine 2, Truck 1, Rescue 1, Car 2, Squad 2, Squad 1, Car 1.