|Motor Vehicle Accident
Car found over a hillside
May 9, 2010 (06:55)
Assignment: Station 259, 259R, 259Air, 260R
May 9, 2010 - 06:55.
Station's 259 and 260 along with Station 212 (Ross West View EMS)
for a Motor Vehicle Accident, vehicle of a hillside with one patient still
inside. Rescue 259 arrived on scene to find one male passenger still
inside the vehicle. The vehicle was located about 25-35ft down the
hill. 259 Chief (Skelly) had Wible Rd Command and 259 Deputy Chief
(M.Campbell) and 259 Medical Officer (Gapsky) had Operations. There
was access via driver side doors to the patient, however due to the
severity of injury, it was discussed and determined that the best
possible way to extricate would be to take the roof off of the car.
While extrication was being conducted, Rescue crews from 259 and
260 set up a Z-system rope rescue to hoist the stokes basket up the
hill. Patient was extricated and patient care was then handed over to
Ross Medic 214-1. Crews remained on scene for a while for clean up
and vehicle tow Excellent job done by all on scene to quickly,
efficiently, and smoothly extricate the patient.