Fatal crash in Nolan County

November 30, 2010

A fatal crash occured in Nolan County on Monday night, November 29th

One person was killed and one injured in a one vehicle rollover crash occurring at around 9:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 29, 2010. The crash was one mile North of County Road 145 on County Road 147 in Nolan County.
A 2007 Nissan Frontier pickup, driven by Louis Dakota-Chance Green, 19, of Sweetwater, was traveling North on County Road 147. As the vehicle approached a steep dip in the roadway, Green lost control of the vehicle. The passenger, Hilton Dean Goff, 18, of Iraan, was ejected during the rollover.
According to Sweetwater emergency officials, the driver of the vehicle seemed to be going too fast on what is known as "roller coaster road" when the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed. The road goes from Highland to Lake Trammell. Emergency officials stated that the driver of the vehicle walked a mile after the crash to help his friend who was ejected from the vehicle.
Goff was pronounced dead at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital at 1 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, by Doctor Keleen Moreno. His body was taken to Acres West Funeral Chapel in Odessa. He was not wearing a seat belt. Green was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. He is listed in stable condition at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital. According to officials, the two were though to be wind energy program students at Texas State Technical College.
The weather was clear and the roadway was dry. Trooper William Wheat with the Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating this crash.

Comments

sorry much?

December 7, 2010 by randomidealist (not verified), 3 years 37 weeks ago
Comment: 47

Seems as if someone stuck their nose in where it might not belong, and was corrected. But has yet to apologize for the horrendous accusation made about our hardworking fire and ambulance service. Our medics and EMTs are thoroughly trained to handle emergency situations in a professional manner. While to the casual onlooker they may seem hard or uncaring, that is just part of the job. They HAVE to appear that way. You have no clue what goes home with them. What they have to relive and deal with on a daily basis. So, yes, please do a bit of research before jumping to non-educated conclusions about them. And for crying out loud, admit when you're wrong and apologize.

Bagging?

November 30, 2010 by david (not verified), 3 years 38 weeks ago
Comment: 36

Was listening to this on the scanner last night when one of the medics responded over their department radio "they were bagging one".I am sorry,but I feel that remark was very much so uncalled for on a public broadcast radio.Is this standard procedure? I would hope not! This was a human being ,not some animal!I would hope if this is not normal; practice,this person is dealt with accordingly.I dont think a simple"dont say that again" is ample punishment! maybe a suspension for him would let him think if he really wants to be a medic should be in store!

Yes Bagging!

December 8, 2010 by factsfirst101 (not verified), 3 years 36 weeks ago
Comment: 49

David,
First of all you go as far as calling the scanner public radio and department radio. Well one thing you have correct is DEPARTMENT RADIO. Scanners are not made for the PUBLIC. They are there so Fire, EMS, and Police personnel may communicate important information to each other in the event of an emergency. Had you been an educated individual in one of these areas you would know and understand that “bagging a person” is where a Medic or other EMS qualified individual is assisting the patient in breathing by whatever means necessary. Again this information is to be communicated to other qualified emergency personnel, NOT the PUBLIC.
So my suggestion to you is, turn off the scanner. Again, the scanner is not public and should be utilized for emergency personnel only. Please find much better things to do than to question the experience and knowledge of our very educated Emergency Medical Responders.

Bagging

December 2, 2010 by rahntwo (not verified), 3 years 37 weeks ago
Comment: 43

I can assure you, as a paramedic (but not for SFD) That "bagging" means a Bag valve mask is being used on the patient. It simply means the person is being assisted in breathing or being totally breathed for. So, calm down and try not to punish anyone without due process. If you had simply googled it before your outburst, there would not have been one. : )

Bagging 101

December 2, 2010 by SWTguy (not verified), 3 years 37 weeks ago
Comment: 42

I am fairly certain that bagging is a term used when placing a person on life support (ie a breathing machine). I seriously doubt that the paramedic was speaking of someone who had passed away and was being "placed in a body bag".

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