Friday afternoon, Long Green and Jacksonville were alerted for an accident in the 5200 block of Hydes Road involving a truck on fire with no further information on injuries. Just as Engine 473 called responding, the call was upgraded to a rescue assignment with auto fire. Engine 473 arrived to find a van that had collided with a pickup truck pulling a trailer. The driver of the van was found to be heavily trapped and the passenger of the van had been ejected. MSP Trooper 1 was immediately called to the scene and a second transport unit was called. Crews worked to extricate the patient while Engine 481 secured a landing site. The patient was extricated in about 15 minutes and transported to the trauma center.
December 10th, 2009
Jacksonville First Arriving on MVC with Entrapment in Long Green (Rescue Box 38-10)
Jacksonville Units: E473, U477
Other Units: S483, HM1391, HR1351, E382, T297, IV485, BC33, EMS1, SAFE4, E481, Trooper 1