May 5 – At 11:50 Rescue 6 was dispatched for an MVA with entrapment. Initial reports indicated 2 separate accidents in the same area, 1 MVA involving a bus and 1 involving an SUV. Rescue 6 was able to determine upon arrival that the MVAs were related and the bus and SUV were involved in the same accident. Rescue 6 worked with Special Hazards 1 of UFD to remove the driver’s side door to extricate the patient. With over 20 inches of intrusion into the passenger compartment, the dashboard was rolled to free the legs of the patient. Once free of the vehicle the patient was flown from the scene to Rhode Island Hospital via LifeStar.
Providence Journal photo / Glenn Osmundson
Providence Journal photo / Tim Murphy