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Station 47 Units Handle Overturned Pickup Truck with Entrapment (Rescue Box 47-10)

June 25th, 2008

At 0743 hours Friday morning, units from Jacksonville and the surrounding area were dispatched for reports of a motor vehicle accident with a person trapped in the area of Papermill Road and Sweet Air Road. Engine 473 and Ambulance 475 responded and arrived in the 3200 block of Papermill Road less than two minutes later to find a pickup truck that had ran off an embankment and flipped on its side after being run off of the road by a piece of farm equipment. After a brief size-up, it was discovered that the driver was trapped inside. At that point, command was established and a protective hoseline was pulled. After evaluating the patient, the crew on E473 used the Glass-Master to remove the windshield. The patient was then freed from his seat belt and assisted out of the vehicle. At that point, less than five minutes after the initial arrival of units, the rescue assignment was placed in service. The patient was then treated and transported to the local trauma center for evaluation. All units cleared the scene within fifteen minutes of arriving.

Jacksonville Units: E473, A475, U477

Other Units: BC11, EMS7, M17, TOW17, S303
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