Early Saturday afternoon, units from Jacksonville and the surrounding area were dispatched for a reported motor vehicle accident with entrapment right down the street from the station. Engine 473 responded and arrived within minutes to find a significant accident with one vehicle off the roadway. The officer on E473 assumed command as the crew began to assess the situation. M475 and SU476 also responded at this time. It was quickly discovered that none of the occupants of either vehicle were trapped; however, there was a total of five patients. The rescue assignment was cancelled and two additional medic units were requested. M475 transported the elderly patient from one car as the crews from Ambulance 791 and Medic 1 each handled two patients of their own. The total time on scene was approximately 45 minutes.
May 7th, 2006
Accident at Sweet Air Road and Blenheim Road (Rescue Box 47-11)
Jacksonville Units: E473, M475, SU476
Other Units: M1, HCA791