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

 

 

 

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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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