Major Accident (Arlington)
Battalion 2, Quint 6, Engine 6, Arlington EMS with 802 EMS Supervisor and APD are working a major accident involving a vehicle vs pole with multiple people injured in the 5100 block of S Collins St near Endicott Drive. This will be near the Arlington Airport. Five ambulances have been requested for at least two patients with critical injuries. Arlington EMS quickly transporting a critical pediatric patient to MCA, traumatic arrest. Avoid this area.
Update – At least two patients have now been transported from the accident scene to Medical Center of Arlington. One pediatric with CPR in progress and another pediatric with serious trauma injuries and reported ejection.
Update – Command now requesting a helicopter.
Update – Command is now requesting an additional ambulance for a total of 6.
Update – Now requesting seven ambulances. PHI Med 8 is off the scene, airlifting to JPS.
Update – Five have been transported so far: 3 patients to Medical Center of Arlington (including two children and one adult), 1 to Cook Children’s, and 1 to JPS via PHI Med 8.
Unfortunately, the accident we first posted this morning in Arlington is now a fatality accident investigation. A vehicle hit a pole this morning in the 5100 block of South Collins St just outside of the Arlington Municipal Airport. Multiple people in the vehicle were seriously injured, and at least one was reportedly ejected. One of the patients, a 5 year old girl, sustained critical injuries in the accident and went into traumatic cardiac arrest. She was quickly taken by Arlington EMS to MCA, but died at the hospital.
Seat belts save lives. They can be a hassle, but a simple strap could be the difference between life or death. Always wear your seat belt and properly restrain children inside vehicles.