At approximately 0230 hours, units were dispatched for a report of a car accident in the area of Manor Road and Old York Road. Engine 473 and IV 535 responded on the initial call. While still en-route, the assignment was upgraded to a rescue when the caller reported people trapped. Minutes later, E473 arrived to find a single vehicle that had collided with a tree. Command was established and reported a total of eight patients including two adults and six children. A protective hose-line was pulled and crews began to work on patient extrication after stabilizing the vehicle as additional personnel arrived. Two medevac helicopters were requested along with a medical strike team. The helicopters were unable to respond due to weather conditions. One patient was pronounced dead at the scene while the other seven were transported to the trauma center. Units remained on the scene awaiting police investigators and the medical examiner.
December 20th, 2008
Units Respond to Fatal Rescue with Multiple Casualties on Manor Road (Rescue Box 47-8)
Jacksonville Units: E471, E473, U477
Other Units: E442, E382, TSU444, T17, S303, S533, HCM792, M485, EMS1