I think we need a breath of fresh air around here. I saw this article and it gave me such a great feeling. AF pararescue troops got it done.
The Airmen witnessed an individual from the accident walk down the hill from the freeway and then fall down. They consulted with each other and made the decision to turn around and offer their assistance.
When they pulled over to the side of the road, they talked to a sheriff. Lucas, 48th Rescue Squadron pararescueman, identified himself as a U.S. Air Force pararescueman with seven paramedics and asked if the sheriff needed help.
“The sheriff said ‘Right now, I got three dead and five critical, help as fast as you can,'” Lucas said. “At that point, we completely unloaded both of our vehicles.”
They suited up with their military issued helmets, goggles and gloves and headed into the scene with what medical gear they had. The first thing they noticed was fuel leaking onto the road and under vehicles.
“We immediately noticed three or four vehicles with trapped personnel,” said Caleb. “We assessed them and their situations and started getting people out using basic tools and equipment.”