DEMS Declares Multiple Casualty Incident
Detroit’s East Side: DPD’s 7th Precinct responded to reports of a multi-vehicle accident at Field & Agnes Thursday evening at around 8:24PM. Detroit Fire sent Engine 9 & Squad 3 to the scene due to reports of trapped occupants.
Arriving police units discovered multiple vehicles and multiple patients on the scene. Detroit EMS dispatched DEMS Medics 12, 23, 14 and 8 to the scene. DEMS Supervisor 1104 also responded. The number of DEMS rigs dispatched was quickly amended to include DEMS Medic 13 as the 5th DEMS Medic on scene.
Sources tell me that 5 patients were conveyed to Detroit Receiving Hospital and 3 pediatric patients to Children’s Hospital.
According to dispatch audio, DEMS Medic 23 conveyed 1 critical pediatric to Children’s Hospital and Medic 14 conveyed 2 critical pediatric patients to Children’s Hospital. DEMS Medic 8 conveyed 2 patients to DRH, Medic 12 also conveyed 2 patients to DRH and Medic 13 conveyed 1, also to DRH.
A toddler died en route to Children’s Hospital and 2 other pediatric patients are in critical condition. The 5 patients conveyed to DRH by DEMS are in stable condition.
Sources also tell me that alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.