At 7:52 a.m. on July 6, the Combined Communications Center (CCC) paged out Gainesville Fire Rescue (GFR) Engine 5, Ladder truck 1, Heavy Squad 1, District Chief 1, along with ACFR Rescue 34 and Rescue 35 to an MVA at NE 2nd St/ NE 23rd Ave. On scene, GFR Heavy Rescue Squad 1 advised a two-car crash with one patient entrapped.
GFR District 1 (Cary Williams) arrived on the scene and established incident command. GFR units Ladder truck 1 and SQ1 began extricating the patient out of the vehicle upon arrival. Due to the vehicle’s significant damage, it took crews 12 minutes to free the patient out of the car. A total of two patients were transported to Shands by ACFR Transport Rescues 34 and 35 with life-threatening injuries. Gainesville police department is investigating the cause of the accident.
Gainesville Fire Rescue would like to remind drivers to look both ways before entering busy roadways, obey all traffic laws, and always wear your seatbelts.
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