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HVFCo: Motor Vehicle Accident Sends Five Patients to Area Hospitals on Feb. 2, 2019

By Olivia Drake, HVFCo. Public Information Officer.

Five patients were transported to local hospitals following a motor vehicle accident Feb. 2, 2019 on Saybrook Road near the Jail Hill Road intersection.

At 9:05 p.m., Haddam Volunteer Fire Company and Chester Hose Company were dispatched to the scene where two vehicles collided. One vehicle was found on its roof with two occupants still inside. Fire Police immediately shut down a section of Saybrook Road and rerouted traffic.

Crews stabilized the vehicle and began to assess the occupants. Both were alert, with minor injuries. Firefighters used hydraulic tools to force open the vehicle’s doors to extricate both occupants and they were transported to Middlesex Hospital.

Firefighters and EMS personnel also worked to rescue three occupants of the second vehicle. The driver of that vehicle had self-extricated and complained of minor injuries. He was evaluated and transported to Middlesex Hospital. The remaining occupants were extricated and transported to the hospital with minor injuries. Both vehicles were leaking fluids and absorbent materials were used to contain the spills.

Crews cleaned debris and New Image Auto LLC recovered and towed both vehicles; Saybrook Road was reopened.

Photos by Olivia Drake.

Mutual Aid was provided by Chester Hose, Chester Ambulance, and Deep River Ambulance, as well as Hunters Ambulance and Haddam Volunteer Ambulance Service.

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