Bi-State Boulevard Extrication in Delmar, Delaware

On November 26, 2006 the Delmar Fire Department (Sussex County 74) was alerted for an accident with injuries on Bi-State Boulevard, north of town. 74 Command (D. Scott) arrived to find a two vehicle accident. Rescue 74 arrived and upon further inspection it was found that the rescue crew would have to take the rear door and the roof off the car to free the patients inside.

The crew of Rescue-74 began using their Hurst tools to extricate the three patients and also began assisting EMS crews with patient care. The crew of Engine 743 placed a hoseline in service due to the impact around the fuel tank. After 10 minutes the patients were freed then loaded on to backboards to be stabilized further for transport.

Paramedic B.74 transported two Priority 3 patients to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury for treatment. The driver of the pickup truck was taken into custody by the Delaware State Police. The driver allegedly failed to see the car that was turning into a driveway and slammed into its rear end. During the operation the Delmar Fire Police shut down Bi-State Boulevard.

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