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Car Into Tree with Entrapment in New Baltimore

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NEW BALTIMORE, NY - Crews from the New Baltimore Fire Department went from flipping pancakes at their Palm Sunday breakfast, to responding to an accident with entrapment in their fire district. 

While New Baltimore Fire Department members were cooking and serving breakfast on Sunday, March 24th, a call came in for a one-vehicle crash with entrapment in the area of 13960 Route 9W, around 9:15 A.M.

Chief Scott Vanwormer of the New Baltimore Fire Department arrived to find a single car that went off the road and crashed into a tree. The roads were still slick after a rain, sleet and snow storm hit the area the day before, however, the exact cause of the crash was not released. He says the car hit the tree and landed partially on its side with the driver entrapped in the vehicle.

First arriving crews took a battery-operated Hurst tool from the truck to begin extricating the patient. Firefighters cut the door off the car and were able to free the patient in under 10 minutes and put him on a backboard to bring to the ambulance. Vanwormer says the patient was transported to Albany Medical Center Hospital with abdominal pain.

New Baltimore Fire, Ravena Rescue, Greene County Paramedics and New York State Police responded to the scene.

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THOMAS MARRA Correspondent

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