One Pinned, Two Trapped, and A High-Angle Rescue In Two Hours. - November 18, 2005





At 1550 hours, Ambulance 38, Gaithersburg Ambulances 88 and 289, Gaithersburg Medic 89, Wheaton Medic 21, Rescue Squad 3, Gaithersburg Engine 281, and Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 8 responded to the intersection of Crabbs Branch Way and Redland Road for the personal injury collision with people trapped. Ambulance 38 arrived on the scene to find a three car collision with one pinned and one trapped. Upon evaluation of the patients it was determined that there were two priority 1 patients and one priority 2 patient. With a six man crew, Rescue Squad 3 stabilized the vehicle and began extrication of the patients. Rescue Squad 3 removed both sidewalls and the roof, and then rolled the dash in less then 15 minutes. The two priority 1 patients were transported by Trooper 8 to Shock Trauma in Baltimore, while the priority 2 patient was transported to Medstar Trauma in Washington, D.C. by Medic 21.


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