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Units Respond to Fatal Car Accident on Jarrettsville Pike (Rescue Box 47-15)

September 26th, 2008

At 0709 hours on Friday, Jacksonville’s Engine 473 and Medic 475 were dispatched for a report of a head-on collision in the 13500 block of Jarrettsville Pike. Units responded and arrived on the scene minutes later to find a Jeep Grand Cherokee that had collided with a BMW. Upon a brief investigation, the driver of the BMW was found trapped inside. At that time, command was established and a rescue assignment was requested. An additional request was made for a medevac helicopter, landing site engine, and a second medic unit. The crew on E473 worked to stretch a protective hoseline as the crew on M475 began to evaluate the patients. While personnel on Engine 473 began extrication of the trapped driver, Medic 395 arrived and assisted with treatment of the driver of the Jeep who was out of the vehicle. As crews from other companies assisted those from Jacksonville with gaining access and evaluating the trapped occupant, he was determined to be deceased. The driver of the Jeep was transported to the trauma center by ground and the assignment was reduced to E473, M475, and S303. Those units remained on scene for the Baltimore County Police Crash Reconstruction Team and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to complete their investigation. The recovery operation was completed and all units cleared the scene at approximately 0915 hours. The thoughts and prayers of our members go out to the friends and families of the victims.

Jacksonville Units: E473, M475, SU476, U477

Other Units: M395, TOW17, BC11, EMS7, S303
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