South Wilson Fire and Rescue Calls in Mutual Aid for Head-On Accident
By STEPHEN WALLACE, Senior Correspondent | September 25, 2021 | NEW YORK
Story No. 092521103
Photo by Stephen M WallaceThe pickup left the road and traveled hundreds of feet before hitting the tree head-on. The driver was on his cell before EMS arrived.
Photo by Stephen M WallaceSouth Wilson and Wilson Rescue and EMS head towards the vehicle off the road.
Photo by Stephen M WallaceEMS inside the passenger's side packaged the victim for transport.
Photo by Stephen M WallaceWilson ambulance, driven by their Chief, positioned the ambulance for a rapid exit to take the passenger to Mercy Flight.
Photo by Stephen M WallaceOnce secured, all hands assisted in removing the victim safely.
Photo by Stephen M WallaceBoth ambulances waited on Chestnut Road for the victims to be loaded
Photo by Stephen M WallaceCrews assisted Mercy Flight Medics with loading the victim into the helicopter.
Photo by Stephen M WallaceGround crews with various levels of safety equipment turn their heads as Mercy Flight lifts off, heading to ECMC Trauma Center.
WILSON, NY - South Wilson Rescue, Wilson EMS, Miller Hose EMS and Mercy Flight all took part in a head-on accident in the Town of Wilson on September 25th, when a pickup truck left Chestnut Road and hit a tree head-on.
The driver had self-extricated and was sitting on the ground behind the truck using his cell phone before EMS arrived. The passenger was collared and back-boarded before being removed from the passenger's side. The truck had left the south side of the road and traveled hundreds of feet off the road before slamming head-on into a tree. The impact was great enough to fold the engine and roof compartment on the pickup truck.
South Wilson Command had Mercy Flight fly to the landing zone at South Wilson’s Fire Hall just down the road. Wilson angled their ambulance for a rapid transport of the passenger to the landing zone. Miller Hose packaged the driver and transported him by ground to ECMC, the trauma center in Buffalo. The landing zone was secured by South Wilson and maintained by various personnel from Wilson and South Wilson in several levels of protective equipment.
Niagara County Sheriff Deputies walked around the scene trying to figure out exactly where the truck left the road, and what the circumstances may have been for leaving the roadway.
The injuries of the two patients did not appear to be life-threatening.
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.