Oct 02

Brewster Fire Responds to Car into Marsh

At approximately 5:10 PM Sunday October 1, Brewster Fire/Rescue was dispatched to Tubman Road opposite Griffiths Pond Road for a reported motor vehicle crash (MVC) with a car into the marsh and the driver entrapped in the vehicle. On arrival Ambulance 244 and Heavy Rescue 241 under the direction of Captain Jeff Sturtevant located a vehicle that had plummeted off the road approximately 50’ through heavy brush and trees into a marsh area. A lone female occupant was trapped in the vehicle.

Car 231 (Chief Moran) arrived on scene, assumed command and requested a full department dispatch for additional staff due to the known complicated extrication operation. Firefighters made their way down to the vehicle and began evaluation and treatment to the injured driver. Cutting tools and the Jaws of Life were deployed from the Heavy Rescue to cut and remove portions of the vehicle to assist in removing the patient from the damaged vehicle.

After approximately fifteen minutes the female was extricated from the vehicle, placed on a backboard and carried up a steep embankment and transported to Cape Cod Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Fire Department units remained on scene until the vehicle was removed by a local towing company. During the incident Tubman Road was shut down in both directions. Brewster Police are investigating the crash.