Bullhead City, Ariz. FD Responds to Major Collision

On Tuesday, August 3, 2010 the Bullhead City Emergency Dispatch Center received several calls of a collision involving a motorcycle and a truck at Highway and Thunderstruck.

The Bullhead City Fire Department dispatched two rescue ambulances, one Ladder Company, three chief officers and the Public Information Officer.

Units arrived to find two adult patients, who had been riding the motorcycle, in critical condition on the hot roadway. With the assistance of the Bullhead City Dispatch Center, it was determined that only one helicopter was immediately available.

That helicopter was dispatched to the parking lot of Mohave High School. Bullhead City Paramedics stabilized the female patient and prepared her for flight. Careflight departed with the female patient to the University Medical Center Trauma Ward in Las Vegas.

The male patient was transport by rescue ambulance to the heliport at Western Arizona Regional Medical. A second helicopter arrived and transported the male to the same facility.

The motorcycle was registered with Alaska plates. The ages of the two adults were unknown.

The Bullhead City Police Department was on scene. Officers with the traffic division were investigating how this collision occurred.