By Olivia Drake, HVFC Information Officer.
(December 25, 2022)—
At 9:40 a.m., Haddam Volunteer Fire Company and Chester Hose Company Inc. responded to the scene. Upon arrival, crews encountered a vehicle in the woods approximately 30 feet from the road. The vehicle’s operator and passenger—who were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident—self-extricated. The child was placed in a bystander’s vehicle during the incident.
Crews immediately began clearing a path to the vehicle using chainsaws. Both patients were evaluated on scene and taken out of the woods in rescue baskets before being transported.
“It’s extremely tragic that this family is spending their Christmas holiday in the hospital, but fortunately, no one sustained any life-threatening injuries,” said HVFC Chief Sam Baber.