At 15:37 on 20 June 2012, White Ridge dispatch received an emergency call from a driver heading southbound on County Road 24 who had hit a northbound driver. She reported both vehicles had run off the road. Rescue 2, Squad 3, Truck 2, Engine 4, Medic 2, MedLink Medic 6, Wildland 2, Car 1, and Car 2 responded to the scene.
Truck 2 blocks the northbound lane
Rescue 2 arrives on-scene
Wildland 2 standing by in case of a fuel ignition while Rescue 2 extricates
Two R-2 firefighters extricating the conscious victim
Rescue 2 sets up the crane
Crane in operation
Righting the vehicle
Engine 4 arrives on-scene for additional manpower
Step chocks in use for vehicle stabilization while Squad 3's crew extricated the driver
Roof off and tending tot he unconscious patient
Patient being rushed to the awaiting Medic
MedLink Medic 6 leaving the scene
Rescue 2 extricated the female patient by removing the door and roof of the vehicle
Female patient being transferred into Medic 2
Rescue 2's crew and Wildland 2 clean up the equipment and head for the highway
Squad 3 and Engine 4 are dismissed from the scene
Rescue 2 and WRSD 282 remain on-scene awaiting the tow truck
Panoramic Unit 802 arrives adn Rescue 2 helps prep the vehicles for recovery
Flatbed in position
Blocking traffic for the tow operator
Preparing to winch the pickup
Winching onto the flatbed
Winching the car
Righting the car
Dragging the car towards the truck
Tow operator working
Winching the pickup for transport
Loaded up and headed back to the tow yard
I've been meaning to show off the new rigs for a while, and what better way to do so than with an MVA? I've been watching a lot of WRECKED lately, and Panoramic 802 is based off one of O'Hare Towing's flatbeds. Remember Panoramic? Well it's back, with a new color scheme and new rigs! The rotator is next. Leave any comments or questions below, and stay safe on the roads!
Great incident with the pictures telling the story very well. The only flaw I see is in the extrication. While te patient is still in the truck, they shouldnt have flipped it back over with the crane. It could injure the patient more. Extrication should be done how it is found. Take the doors and roof off, throw some jacks up, and you're golden.
Awesome job James, what is engine 4? It looks rather new and don't Reiner seeing it in your fleet before? Other than that looks great! Love the tow truck, those are pretty common around here, and you sure made a nice looking one!