Fl. FFs Respond to MVA with Entrapment


Daytona Beach Fire Department Engine 6 and Volusia County Fire Services Engine 15 responded to a motor vehicle wreck with entrapment on I-4 on March 17. DBFD and VCFS crews were called out around 9:30 p.m. for a single-car crash with rollover and entrapment.

Firefighters found a pickup truck with one patient entrapped and another lying in the grassy area off the shoulder of the road. It is believed that the vehicle was traveling westbound when the driver apparently over-corrected and lost control of the vehicle.  The actions of the driver caused the vehicle to roll several times before coming to rest just outside the tree line on the right shoulder of the roadway.


Firefighters used heavy equipment to remove one victim from the entangled vehicle. Due to this patient's level of consciousness and mechanism of injury, he was deemed to meet trauma alert criteria and was taken to HalifaxHospital in serious condition. The condition of the second victim is unknown but reports indicate that the patient was only complaining of minor injuries.