Sykesville, Maryland – August, 2015
The Sykesville fire department responded to a call for a vehicle collision. The first vehicle was on its side and the second vehicle had the trapped patient and their vehicle was on top of the first vehicle. The accident proved to be challenging and extremely dangerous due to the instability of both vehicles along with the smell of gasoline and oil that was permeating throughout the air.
Rescue crews worked quickly to stabilize both of the vehicles. This stabilization effort was crucial in order to safely remove and treat the trapped patient. Multiple stabilization jacks were placed around the two vehicles and anchoring chains were also used to secure both vehicles.
The patient was safely extricated from the vehicle and transport to the hospital.