The True Definition of Broadside Hit
A woman driving through a green light and had her car struck on the passenger's side by a small two-door car. The young driver and front passenger of that car were speeding through the City streets and ran the red light. The driver stated he never saw the red car until it was too late.
This is just an excellent example of what a 'broadside hit' or 'T-bone collision' is all about. The passenger's side was pushed in so far that the door was almost at the centerline of the car. The woman driver survived with serious injuries.
Use this scenario to think about how you would do extrication if in fact, you had this and occupants in the red car were trapped. Sidewall opening and/or removal. Roof removal. Dash entrapment. Etc, etc. Remember also, the battery is inside the car, under the rear seat seat cushion on this big old GM.
Article from Firefighting in Canada Magazine: Moving a vehicle to access a patient
Here is an option to reduce time in a side impact collision when the vehicle is still resting against an object such a tree, utility pole or another vehicle.
This is a case where there is an exception to the rule. This will not work all the time but knowing that this is possible it may come in handy sometime in your career
Extrication Tips: July 2011 - Fire Fighting in Canada