January 18, 2008 - MVA WITH ENTRAPMENT

January 18 - Around 22:40 hrs. Pineville Fire and EMS were alerted to a MVA with entrapment on Cadillac St off South Blvd. Pineville Squad 8 and Engine 3 responded along with Medic to find a single vehicle accident with one person trapped in the drivers seat. Crews quickly began the extensive extrication process after finding a steel gate that tore through the drivers compartment. While crews were peeling away parts of the SUV from the patient a second crew was trying to release the tension of the gate which consisted of two steel wires running through it. The patient was finally extricated after about 45 minutes of carefully removing the roof, windshield, and drivers side front and back doors. The pt was immobilized and loaded for transport to CMC. Crews finally cleared that scene around 00:30 hrs.

Units onscene:
Pineville Engine 3, Squad 8, EMS 12, Truck 13 with approximately 20 members.
Medic, Medic Supervisor.
Pineville P.D.

BEFORE

AFTER TRYING TO RELEASE THE TENSION....OF THE STEEL WIRE OFF THE PATIENT

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