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2/5/2009 6:00:00 AM
Fire Department responds to bus crash

Aaron Royster
Miner Staff Reporter

KINGMAN - For the paid and volunteer staff of the Lake Mohave Ranchos Fire District, their task every day is to service the 144 square miles in the Dolan Springs community.

Though on Friday, the firefighters and paramedics were focused on a one-mile stretch on U.S. Highway 93.

From a fleet of barely more than 10 vehicles, the fire district responded with two ambulances and an extrication engine to a tour bus crash on milepost 28.

The tour bus had veered right and then left across the median, rolling at least once before resting across the southbound lanes of 93.

According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the bus was returning from a trip to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon when the accident occurred.

Having responded to the incident, the scene stuck with LMRFD paramedic Bruce Keller.

"It was pretty chaotic," Keller said. "It could have been a lot worse."

The firefighters and paramedics met DPS personnel on the scene, who were trying to establish order.

"There were a lot of bystanders that stepped in to help," Keller said. "A lot of off-duty medical personnel that were doing what they could."

A man who identified himself as a doctor had already laid out preliminary triage at the scene, Keller said. Six victims were pronounced dead at the scene.

Six helicopters from throughout the tri-state were dispatched to the scene to airlift the injured to medical and trauma centers. "There was a couple that could have gone by helicopter, but we ran out," Keller said.

A seventh person died at University Medical Center in Las Vegas.

Five additional victims were transported by ground ambulance to Kingman Regional Medical Center and Las Vegas.

Firefighters and paramedics from the Golden Valley Fire Department later joined the Lake Mohave Ranchos Fire District at the scene.

The fire district and other agencies that responded to the scene will meet today, Keller said.

"We'll go over what went good and what didn't go good," Keller said.

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