Louisiana Team Handles Serious Crash Involving Extrication

On Friday May 11 at 4:52 pm Ascension Parish Rescue Team II along with the 7th. Dist. Fire Department were dispatched to Roddy Road and Shadow Creek Road for a serious vehicle accident involving extrication.

The 7th. Dist. Fire Department incident commander arrived on scene to find a 1999 Chevy Corvette up side down with a person trapped. The vehicle had hit a concrete culvert.

Rescue Team II members from the St. Amant, Galvez-Lake and 7th. Dist. Fire Departments set up for an intensive extrication. Hydraulic spreaders, cutters and rams were used in the operation. The driver of the Corvette was extricated within 18 minutes, and was flown by Acadian Ambulance Air Med to a Baton Rouge facility. At the time of this report, the injuries to the local resident were very serious.

The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Department is handling the investigation.