Norwich Extricates Driver from One-Car Rollover
Photo by Norwich FireCrews used 3 struts, wooden chocks and wedges to stabilize the vehicle before flapping down the roof.
NORWICH, CT - At 1:09 P.M. on Tuesday, March 1st, Norwich's Squad A, Engine 2 and the Battalion were dispatched to 454 East Main Street for a vehicle rollover with a person still inside the car.
The Battalion and Squad A arrived at 1:13 P.M. with a car that had struck a parked car and then landed on its driver's side. The Battalion established command and added Truck 1 for manpower.
The driver was still belted into his seat, so one crew member began patient care while the rest worked on stabilizing the vehicle with struts, wooden chocks and wedges. After the patient was covered with a blanket, the glass was broken so crews could cut the roof and flap it down.
Extrication was completed within 15 minutes of arrival and the male patient was handed off to American Ambulance.