November 5, 2013 > Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident
Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident
Submitted By Milpitas Fire Department
At 2:44 a.m. on November 1, 2013, the Milpitas Fire Department responded to a report of a multiple vehicle accident with injuries in the vicinity of northbound I-680 north of Jacklin Road. Preliminary dispatch reports indicated that a vehicle traveling northbound on I-680 left the freeway at a high rate of speed and struck a worker performing maintenance on the shoulder of the freeway and then collided with the maintenance vehicle and caught fire.
The first arriving Milpitas Engine Company reported one vehicle with heavy damage on fire. The driver was pinned in the vehicle and one additional patient was lying on the shoulder of the freeway with severe injuries. Firefighters extinguished the fire and immediately initiated extrication efforts on the patient pinned in the vehicle. Simultaneously, patient care was given to the patient on the shoulder of the freeway. Milpitas firefighters extricated the driver who was treated by paramedics prior to being transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. The second patient was treated by Milpitas Fire Department paramedics but, due to the severity of his injuries he was pronounced deceased on scene.
Responding units to this incident were the Milpitas Fire Battalion Chief, Milpitas Engine 2, Milpitas Engine 3, Milpitas Truck 4 and Urban Search and Rescue, two mutual aid fire engines from the City of Fremont and two Santa Clara County EMS Paramedic units.