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MVC with Entrapment on the Interstate

posted Oct 25, 2012, 5:09 PM by Charles Mitchell   [ updated Oct 25, 2012, 5:10 PM ]
On October 17th at 15:13, Aetna, along with Christiana Fire Company (3-6-12), NCC Medic 6, NCC Medic 9, and DSP Trooper 4, was alerted for an MVC reported with two subjects trapped on Interstate 95 North Bound at South College Avenue.  Ambulances A-7, B-7, A-9, A-10, B-3, Engines 9-5 and 12-4, along with the ALS units, responded to the incident.  Deputy 9 and ALS 26 were first to arrive at 15:19.  They found a  crash between a car and an SUV that left both vehicles severely damaged.  It was determined that one driver was still trapped, but the second driver had already been removed from their vehicle.  Fire and EMS units arrived and began treating both patients as well as setting up for extrication.  The Holmatro Rescue Tools from 9-5 were then utilized as the crews from 9-5 and 12-4 worked together in order to remove the driver's door from a severely damaged SUV.  Extrication was completed at 15:26.  The driver of the car was transported to Christiana ER by A-10 and Medic 9 as a Trauma Alert.  The Driver of the SUV was transported to the same ER by B-7, Medic 6, and a Trooper Medic as a Trauma Code.  All Fire department units were then clear the scene at 15:47.  The highway remained closed for over 3 hours after the crash while Delaware State Police investigated.

Units on scene: A-7, B-7, A-9, A-10, 7-4, 9-5, Aetna Fire Police, B-3, 12-4, Medic 6, Medic 9, ALS 26, EMS 2, Trooper 4, and Delaware State Police