Just before 8:00 PM, this evening, units from Indianapolis Emergency Medical Service (IEMS) along with units from Indianapolis Fire Department (IFD) and Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) were dispatched to the 7500 block of North Keystone Avenue for a two car, head on collision. The initial units on scene determined that there were eight possible patients and up to six involved vehicles and initiated a Mass Casualty Incident-Level 1 Response (MCI-L1). Additional units were added to supplement personnel and apparatus already on scene following the declaration of an MCI-L1.
IEMS transported a total of 7 patients from the scene to area trauma centers for treatment. At the scene it was determined that one patient was in critical condition, two in serious condition, and four were in fair condition. One person at the scene declined treatment and transportation to a hospital. IEMS sent five advanced life support ambulances, one District Lieutenant and one Operational Medical Director to the response. First responding units indicated multiple persons were ejected from their vehicle at the collision site.
All patient conditions are reported as they were at the collision site. Any information on current conditions should be obtained from the receiving hospitals. The injured were transported to St. Vincent Hospital, IU Health Methodist Hospital, and IU Health Riley Hospital for Children.
IEMS is the largest provider of emergency pre-hospital medical care in the state, responding to nearly 100,000 911 calls each year. A division of the Indianapolis Department of Public Safety, IEMS is a partnership between the City of Indianapolis, Indiana University School of Medicine and Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County, with Eskenazi Health as the supervising health system. IEMS strives to provide the best pre-hospital medical services to the community through the endless pursuit of excellence in patient-centered care, education, efficiency, efficacy, safety and quality of service. IEMS serves the community not only through emergency care, but also through unique outreach programs and educational opportunities. Our mission: Right care. Every patient. Every time.
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