Head On Collision Leaves One Pinned
 
By Captain Matthew Thews
January 4, 2018
 

On Thursday January 4th at 1546 hours, New Market units and Medic 17 were alerted for a collision with entrapment at Boyers Mill Road and Yeagertown Road. A159 (DFRS), RS15 (DFRS Capt. Fisher), E152 (Capt. Conaway), C15 (FC Nalborczyk), C15-1 (DFC Kennedy), C15-3 (AFC Bowles), and D15 (Capt Nalborczyk) responded on the assignment with 18 personnel. C15-1 arrived to find a passenger car vs. a garbage truck head-on and established the Boyers Mill Command. Command reported one pinned in the dump truck and at least one ALS patient. Additional resources were requested including a second BLS unit and aviation for a trauma patient. B156 (Tech. White) established a landing zone at Deer Crossing Elementary School. RS15 and E152 worked to extricate the driver of the garbage truck, whose legs were pinned by the dash of the truck. A door pop was performed and the dash board was pushed off the driver utilizing a hydraulic ram. The driver was extricated in about 5 minutes. Both patients were transported and one was flown by MSP Trooper 3 to a trauma center.

 
Units: A159 RS15 E152 B156 C15 C15-1 C15-3 D15 A259
 
Mutual Aid: M17 EMS901 FD110 TRPR3
 
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