Brewster Fire Department Responds to Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident

On Tuesday January 7 at 8:14 p.m. the Brewster Fire Department responded to the area in front of 604 Slough Road for a reported single car motor vehicle accident. On arrival Heavy Rescue 241 and Ambulance 243 under the direction of Captain Donald LaBonte located a vehicle off the road that was involved in a high speed collision with a utility pole and tree. Additionally, due to the violent impact the female driver was found entrapped within the vehicles passenger compartment suffering from life-threatening traumatic injuries. Car 231 (Chief Moran) arrived on scene and assumed command of the incident and first arriving fire department personnel assisted by Officers from the Brewster Police Department immediately implemented life saving EMS protocols and began extricating the patient from the vehicle using the “Jaws of Life” and hydraulic cutting tools. After approximately 10 minutes of extrication activities the driver of the vehicle was removed with life-threatening traumatic injuries and transported to Cape Cod Hospital where she was pronounced dead. After completing patient removal two dogs were located in the vehicle by first responders. The Brewster Animal Warden was requested to the scene and was able to secure the dogs and transport them to C.A.R.E the local animal emergency center where one was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Due to damage to the utility pole and transformer approximately 1200 customers lost power during the incident.  NSTAR quickly isolated and repaired the damage. The accident is being investigated by the Brewster Police Department in cooperation with the Cape Cod Regional Crash Reconstruction Team and the Barnstable County Sheriff’s CIO’s.