Thread: "Extrication Epinion" #2
07-19-2002, 05:16 PM #1
"Extrication Epinion" #2
Below are some photos of a MVA I was on. The young man drove off the Interstate at 80mph and hit the big fir tree (he did NOT brake before hitting it). He was unconscious and dying in the car when we arrived. (Flail Chest, fractured Pelvis, Multiple open and closed fratures off all four extremities, head/neck injuries; YOU get the picture he was SICK!) The Engine block came through the firewall and the engine block was literally burning him when I got to his legs and heard the sizzling. He had four racing tires jammed in the cab with him (no other occupants). I pulled the tires out the passengers window in order to gain access to him initially. Once I was in I could see that he was entrapped by the engine and dash. The TREE was blocking half of his door (leaving no access to the hinges or his legs from that side). We did extricate him in a fairly quick manner and he did LIVE. One of the unconventional disentaglement maneuvers I did from the inside I think saved his life only because it saved so much extrication time. I want to solicit some EXTRICATION EPINION'S on this MVA from all you technicians out there to see if you come up with a similar plan(s).
Last edited by NB87JW; 07-20-2002 at 12:50 AM.
07-19-2002, 05:20 PM #2
Here is a different view of the Car.
07-19-2002, 08:15 PM #3
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JW, before I give you my OPINION, please answer this question. Did you amputate in order to extract. If so, where did you make the incision to amputate. If you amputated, I think you should find a lawyer now!
07-19-2002, 08:41 PM #4
Sambo, and any others...
NO there was no amputation or Axe-trication performed.
07-20-2002, 12:54 AM #5
Roof off would have to be first.
Remove the steering wheel with the cutters.
Pop open the drivers door as much as you can.
Place a ram on each side of the vehicle in the front door opening and push the dash as far forward and up as possible.
Even with the engine block penetrating, you'll still get lots of room to move things around.
Vertical lift on a spine board up and over the rear parcel shelf....Luke
07-22-2002, 11:46 AM #6
08-11-2002, 07:59 PM #7
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- Puyallup, Wa.
Let's bump this one up. I can't wait no more, what actually occured as far as disentanglement, JW??
08-12-2002, 07:25 AM #8
Your use of the term "unconventional" has me curious...
Hard to tell from the pictures, but my guess is that you moved his seat. Tilted, slid back, electric controlled, or cut to give him room.
All looks pretty conventional from the picture.
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