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Van Flips in Selden, Hits Tree, Ejects Driver and Then Traps Him

By CHRIS SABELLA, Senior Correspondent | August 03, 2020 | NEW YORK

Story No. 080320112

Selden, NY - On Monday evening, August 3rd at 7:13 P.M., a driver lost control of his van on Bluepoint Road, flipping the vehicle onto its side and into a tree. The driver was ejected from the van and became trapped underneath.

Selden FD and EMS units worked with hydraulic tools and air bags to free the trapped driver. Firefighters were able to remove part of the roof and took the door, allowing them to remove the victim out of the rear doors of the van.

The driver was then brought to an awaiting ambulance and rushed with an open fracture to the skull. SCPD closed the roadway for an investigation.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.