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    Okay, I've never driven in Texas, but something doesn't look right here...
    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=c4f_1178929426

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    Police said the man had taken the exit ramp too fast, somehow lost control, and skidded along the railing much like a skateboarder.
    Using several ladders, chains and the Jaws of Life, firefighters worked carefully to saw off the SUV's door and extract the teenager, whose legs were trapped underneath the front of the vehicle.
    The impact of the crash had thrown his upper body into the backseat and he hung at a 90-degree angle as dozens of amazed onlookers watched from below.
    So... how would you free the victim's legs if they are trapped under the dash?
    So you call this your free country
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    I would say, get an aerial ladder(tower) under the highway, raise the platform with a couple of FF's, and a Jaws, and wing it from there

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    The very first thing that I would do is to use a chain and secure the vehicle to the apparatus so the vehicle doesn't fall. That would be number one.

    Then I would request a heavy wrecker to hoist the suv up and out, then I would get the pt out after the suv is on the pavement. I might have to use the hoist on the squad to pull the suv out while the wrecker holds then lifts the suv up if it is too wedged in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alpha4 View Post
    I would say, get an aerial ladder(tower) under the highway, raise the platform with a couple of FF's, and a Jaws, and wing it from there
    I thought of that after rereading the article and noticing that they were 30ft off the ground. Initially I was picturing something much higher.

    Then I would request a heavy wrecker to hoist the suv up and out, then I would get the pt out after the suv is on the pavement.
    How would you secure the pt throughout such an evolution?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WaterbryVTfire View Post
    Oops. my bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by voyager9 View Post
    How would you secure the pt throughout such an evolution?
    good point, send a c-spine up with the aerial, and safely take out his foot(after securing car) and place on c-spine

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