Over the past week, RVFD units were dispatched on three serious collisions. Both fire/rescue and EMS crews met the different challenges of each incident.
November 5, 2014 – RVFD and MCFRS units responded at 5:22p for reported overturned vehicle on I–270 north of the Muddy Branch Rd. overpass. Units found a two-car collision with one vehicle on its side. After stabilization, RS703’s crew removed a portion of the roof to access and remove the victim. I-270 northbound was shutdown for about two hours during evening rush hour. Victims were transported to a local trauma center for treatment.
Units responding: A732, M708B, RS703, E732,
November 6, 2014 – RVFD units responded to a reported collision involving a motorcycle in the 900 block of Hungerford Dr.. First arriving units found a motorcycle had struck the rear of a car throwing the cyclist about 30 feet. M703’s crew treated and transported the victim to a local trauma center.
November 8, 2014 – RVFD units responded at 9:41p for an automobile collision with reported vehicle overturned and occupant trapped inside. C703F, acting as MCFRS Volunteer Duty Chief was the first arriving unit and confirmed the overturned vehicle and driver trapped. The small SUV had apparently struck a parked vehicle, overturned and came to rest against a tree
RS703 crew stabilized the vehicle and removed the driver side doors to gain access to the occupant who was transported to a local trauma center.