On Thursday, May 11th, at 5:30 am, the Beaver Volunteer Fire Department (BVFD) was dispatched to I-64, on Sandstone Mountain in West Virginia for a MVA with heavy entrapment.
BVFD responded with command 1 and 2, and rescue 1 and 2.
On arrival, command confirmed entrapment and a small pickup on its side.
With EMS units stabilizing the single patient, extrication started.
Due to the injuries and length of extrication, EMS called for Healthnet Air for transport to Charleston Area Medical Center.
BVFD stabilized the pickup with support struts, and the roof was removed. A dash roll had to be done to free the patients legs.
The extrication took 30 minutes to complete.
Healthnet Air was landing just as the patient was being removed.
The patient had lacerations and compound fractures of his legs and possible internal injuries.
According to Raleigh City Sheriffs Department, the pickup hit a tractor trailor in the rear and overturned, but the tractor trailor kept going 3 miles up the mountain, then stopped.
I-64 was closed for 1 1/2 hours.
The accident is being investigated.