Pickup vs. Tree
Photos by Kernersville Fire Investigator
Sent to me by Brent Jones
10-50 Pin In with Fire
Wednesday, February 23 at 1702 hours, Engine 42 was dispatched to a vehicle
collision on Highway 66 just south of Interstate 40. While en route,
Communications advised that they had received additional calls reporting fire
involvement. E42 could see smoke from approximately one mile out and requested
an additional engine be dispatched.
E44 was dispatched, and upon E42's arrival, they found a single vehicle collision pickup truck versus a tree with a fire in the engine compartment and sole occupant pinned. They requested Squad 41 respond. Engine 42 extinguished the fire and began extrication. Using rescue tools from all three units, the patient was freed in approximately 15 minutes and was transported in critical condition to North Carolina Baptist Trauma Center by Forsyth County EMS.
Close up of where the driver was sitting