New York Department Responds to Overturned Truck

About 1:30 p.m. on June 14, members of the Glenwood, NY, Fire Company were alerted to a serious accident - a reported overturned vehicle with multiple victims and entrapment - on Route 107 in the Old Brookville section of the district. While going enroute, chief Thomas Castle requested mutual aid from the East Norwich and Sea Cliff Fire Department's for ambulances.

Upon arrival, Chief Castle advised of an overturned 18-wheeler that was hauling trash debris. Two firefighters that were in the vicinity met Chief Castle and advised that only the driver of the rig was injured and the windshield had already been removed. Mutual aid was cancelled and a Nassau County Police Department ambulance arrived on scene as Glenwood Rescue 534 arrived. The crew of Rescue 534 assisted the police paramedic while working to assure that stability of the overturned truck.

Due to the mechanism of injury, a Nassau County police helicopter was requested and under the command of Glenwood Assistance Chief Robert Roper, Engine 531 set up a landing zone on the property of the nearby Villa Banfi Winery.

When the driver was extricated, he was transported to the landing zone and removed to a local trauma hospital for potential life-threatening injuries.

It took several hours for contractor to unload and upright the 18-wheeler from the scene.