Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Accident with 1 Trapped on Southside

At 1628 hours on April 21, Richmond Fire units Q-21, Q-20, E-6, Rescue 3, Safety 2 and BC-1 were dispatched to the intersection of Jefferson Davis Highway and Maury Street for a motor vehicle accident with one person trapped. Rescue 3 arrived on scene with a two car accident and confirmed a van on its side and one person trapped inside. As E-6 established patient care for the trapped victim, Q-21 stood by with a 1¾ handline and Q-20 took care of the hazards for both vehicles. R-3 removed the roof of the van to free the patient. Once free, he was then transported by a Richmond Ambulance Authority unit to an area hospital. The extrication took 19 minutes to complete. Units remained on scene until 1830 hours.