Serious Accident on Suitland Parkway with Entrapment and Medevac
Morningside Volunteers were alerted to respond to the area of Suitland Parkway and Naylor road in Company 29’s Local, for the report of a head on collision between two vehicles with entrapment. Rescue Squad 27 responded with 8 volunteers and arrived on scene to find the wreckage of two vehicles sprawled across Suitland parkway.
The crew quickly went to work extricating the trapped occupant utilizing their full compliment of extrication equipment. The vehicles doors were removed and the patient’s legs were found to be entangled in the dashboard of the vehicle. Utilizing the Hurst Hydraulic tools carried on Squad 27 the dashboard was displaced and the patient was freed.
The crew from the Squad assisted the Paramedics in loading the victim into the United States Park Police helicopter, Eagle 2. The extrication was complete in approximately 15 minutes and the Squad was packed up shortly after to continue running calls throughout the county.