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Norwich Accident with Entrapment Under Investigation

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NORWICH, CT - On Wednesday, October 18th, the Norwich Fire Department responded with the Norwich Police and American Ambulance to Cedar Street for a victim suffering from a gunshot wound. While treating the patient, he told crews that he had been involved in a motor vehicle accident, so a search of the area was started.

A vehicle was found about 50-feet into the woods, down an embankment, at the end of School Street. Battalion 1 established command while Squad A, Engine 3 and Truck 1 evaluated the scene and found a vehicle on its side with an unresponsive male trapped inside. Crews began stabilization with Rescue Jacks, step chocks and the grip hoist. Command added Engine 2 and East Great Plain Rescue 5 for manpower and in case any additional equipment would be needed.

Crews cut the roof and folded it down to extricate the victim. Two members of the Norwich Fire Department rode in with the American Paramedic to Backus Hospital while assisting with patient care. This is an active investigation being performed by the Norwich Police Department.

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