At 4:36 p.m. on Wednesday May 3 Ambulance 242, Heavy Rescue 241 (under the direction of Captain Chris Flavell), Car 232 (Deputy Varley), and Car 231 (Chief Moran) responded to a serious motor vehicle accident involving a single car into a utility pole and tree in front of 862 Long Pond Road (Route 137). Upon arrival firefighters found the male driver heavily entrapped within the vehicle with serious life-threatening injuries. Upon leaving the road the vehicle became wrapped around the tree with the bottom portion of the utility pole inside the driver’s side compartment.
Due to the serious nature of his injuries and the identified extended extrication operation firefighters requested the response of Medflight. After a 45 minute extrication operation during which firefighters used a variety of power and hand tools including the “jaws of life” to free the driver from the wreckage he was transported to the landing zone at Drummer Boy Park for the trip to a Boston area trauma center. Eversource shut power off to 1,143 residents in the area during the extrication operation. It was restored by 6:20 p.m. Brewster Engine 239 provided coverage at the landing zone and members from the Harwich and Orleans Fire Departments assisted with patient care and extrication at the scene.