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HVFC & LifeStar Respond to MVA on Route 9 North

By Olivia Drake, HVFC Public Information Officer

(June 10, 2022) Haddam Volunteer Fire Company, along with mutual aid from Middletown South District, responded to Route 9 North at 7:10 p.m. June 10 for a motor vehicle accident with entrapment. The vehicle veered off Route 9 into the median and traveled about ¼ mile before coming to a stop in a densely wooded area not visible from the highway.

Valley Shore Emergency Communications tracked the GPS coordinates of the 9-1-1 call to help firefighters, police, and EMS personnel locate the vehicle.

Once found, crews used chainsaws to clear several trees and vines that entrapped the vehicle. After stabilizing the vehicle, firefighters used extrication tools to remove sections of the car to access the patients.

One patient was transferred to Hartford Hospital via Hunter’s Ambulance, and the other patient was transferred to Hartford Hospital via LifeStar.

While only one lane of Route 9 North remained open during the incident, the entire highway was shut down to create a landing zone for LifeStar.

Crews were on scene for more than two hours.

Photos by Olivia Drake

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