07-12-04
5 Car Rear End Collision
07-12-04

A rear end type collision involved 5 vehicles which required transportation of 5 patients to the hospital.  No one appeared to have life threatening injuries but 3 ambulances were required for transport.  It had rained a heavy downpour which could have been a contributing factor as well as everyone following to close.  Troutman Fire/Rescue, Wayside Fire and Iredell County EMS responded to the scene.

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Vehicle with the worst damage.

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Side view of this vehicle.

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Engine compartment with battery torn up.

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The wreck covered about a 1/10 of a mile.  The trooper looking up at other vehicles.

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With two patients loaded, the priority cases were loaded first.

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The rear of the pickup the silver car hit.  Damage was not as great.

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Heavy water flowing 1/2 hour after the rain stopped.

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It's true what they say that a fireman's feet don't touch the ground.

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Troutman BLS unit arrives on the scene for next 2 patients to go.

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Getting the last patient out on a back board.

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Loaded on the backboard and getting secured for transport.

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Putting down absorbent for the fluid loss.

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