Head-On Collision
Old Mountain Rd/Hwy 21

This accident involved an entrapment with injuries to both drivers.  This was the 3rd accident that was within about a 30 minute period which Troutman Fire/Rescue was involved.  Iredell Rescue and members from Mooresville Rescue were on scene to assist as well as Sheriff Dept, Troutman Police, and NC State Patrol.  This was also at the time when school children were going to school about 1 mile away, so traffic was very heavy.  The roof of the entrapment was taken off and the patient extracted.  The other patient was taken from vehicle without much trouble.

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Driver entrapped in the vehicle as the roof is being worked on to be taken off.

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Second vehicle with fireman working with patient.

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Some cuts have been made on the passenger side and work is being done on the driver's side.

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The Hurst Cutters are being used to cut the B & C Posts.

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The roof is being lifted gently off the vehicle.


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Just about there, getting a few last cuts in to release it.

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Paramedics slide in a back board behind the patient.

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The other patient is being taken to the ambulance while work continues at the other truck.

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The patient is slid up the board and strapped down.

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Paramedics are getting IV's started and securing to board.

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Front end of the 2nd vehicle involved.

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Engine was compacted back into the firewall.

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Driver compartment of extricated patient.

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The edges of the door frame show the cuts from the Hurst Tool.

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Patient is ready to be loaded on the stretcher and taken to the ambulance.

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The task of taking the equipment apart and putting it back on the truck begins.

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Look at the impact point on the 1st pickup.

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Cribbing is being removed from under the truck 

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Fireman examine the damage on the truck

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The truck is about finished and getting ready to be towed.

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Another look under the hood - I was playing shooting from the ground.

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The driver's side of the vehicle - The sun plays havoc in the early mornings.

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Looking from other side of vehicle at drivers compartment.

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