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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

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.