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UPDATED: Key Peninsula battalion chief, two others injured in overnight crash

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on June 12, 2012 at 6:08 am with 8 Comments »
June 12, 2012 10:34 am

UPDATED at 10:34 a.m.

A Key Peninsula Fire battalion chief and two others were injured overnight in a crash on the Key Peninsula Highway.

All three were taken to St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma for treatment. The battalion chief had possible rib fractures and other chest injuries, Assistant Fire Chief Guy Allen said. The condition of the other two was not known.

The battalion chief was on duty and had responded to help with a medical aid call shortly before midnight Monday, Allen said.

The battalion chief arrived first to the call in the southern end of Key Peninsula Fire’s district.  A medic unit then arrived and loaded up the patient, Allen said.

As the ambulance headed for the hospital, the patient’s condition worsened and the crew needed help. The driver got on the radio and tried to find another paramedic to ride in the back of the ambulance and help treat the patient.

The district’s other medic unit was tied up on another call. The battalion chief said he’d help with the transport and headed to a fire station to meet up with the ambulance, Allen said.

Allen said the battalion chief was driving north on Key Peninsula Highway with his lights and sirens activated.

Another car headed westbound on Cornwall Road Kp South. The car reportedly didn’t stop for the stop sign at Key Peninsula Highway and went into the intersection, Allen said.

The battalion chief’s rig hit the other car on the driver’s side.

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department was investigating the crash.

Leave a comment Comments → 8
  1. tree_guy says:

    This sort of redefines the term “assisting with a medical call.”

  2. Sure were a lot of sirens going by last night. Almost as many as when that dealer shot those ripoff artists last year.

  3. itwasntmethistime says:

    If the other driver blew through a stop sign why is the article written making it sound like the fire chief was at fault? Doesn’t actually say so, but it sounds like it.

  4. DannaWebster says:

    Thank you for keeping the Key Pen up to date. Concerned about condition of passenger, driver and battalion chief. Will appreciate names when released.

  5. itwasntmethistime says:

    Thanks for the re-write. It’s not really fair to the chief to make it sound like his fault.

  6. DannaWebster says:

    Appreciate the detailed report. Thank you.

  7. PerryMason22 says:

    The guy that blew through the stop sign was probably wearing a hoodie.

  8. truthseeker253 says:

    Sounds like they need a few more staff members if Chiefs are running Aid Calls….

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