Just before 0700 hours Wednesday morning, Jacksonvilles engine was dispatched to a reported car that had struck a tree with unknown injuries in the area of Merrymans Mill Road and Sunnybrook Road. Upon responding, dispatch advised that additional information had been received reporting one person trapped. The rescue assignment was then dispatched. Engine 473 arrived minutes later to find a head-on collision involving a BMW and a small SUV in the 2900 block of Papermill Road. One of the drivers was discovered trapped in the SUV. Command was established and a second BLS unit was requested for the driver of the other vehicle. Personnel worked to stabilize both patients as others worked to cut the door off of the SUV and free the trapped patient. Minutes later, he was freed and the remaining rescue units were cancelled. Personnel from Jacksonville worked with Medic 17, Medic 117, and EMS 7 to immobilize and load both patients who were transported to a local trauma center. Units remained on scene for some time to mitigate a significant amount of fluid that had spilled as a result of the collision.
June 30th, 2010
Units Handle Accident with Entrapment on Merrymans Mill Road (Rescue Box 47-15)
Jacksonville Units: E473, SU476, U477
Other Units: M17, M117, EMS7