11-10-2003
Double Pin-In with Power Lines Down
Perth Church Road @ Cornelius Road

The passenger car pulled out of Cornelius Road, striking the pickup truck which was pulling a boat.  The truck overturned and the boat hit a power pole, breaking it and the lines came down upon the vehicles.  Power was still on the top lines, and a delay in getting the people out until the power company arrived on the scene.  The drivers were not severely injured but were entrapped in the vehicle.  The road was blocked for over an hour.

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Overturned truck - boat trailer was still attached.  Gasoline was leaking from fuel tank.

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Paramedic checking with patient just after arriving on scene.

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Scene from intersection.

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The boat on the side of the road with pole down the middle of it.

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Cribbing was set up on the overturned vehicle to stabilize.

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Using the jaws to open the door after power was cut off.

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Second vehicle had the boat trailer across the top of the hood.

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Looking into the boat with the pole in it.

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Looking down on the scene.

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Power has been cut and rescue workers start to pry the door open with jaws.

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Door being pried open.  Patient is tense as the door is opened.

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Rescue workers and paramedics get ready for extrication from the vehicle.

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Backboard is in place as they move the patient out.

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All the time of the extrication, the power company employees were holding the line up.

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What is left of the pole and damage is seen to boat.  The trailer took the majority of the hit.

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Looking from fire truck at the scene.

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Top of the cab after the vehicle is turned upright.

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Side of the vehicle is torn apart.

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