MFD and AMR Use Multiple Techniques In 1.5 Hour Extrication
MFD, AMR, and MPD responded to Campbell St for a car under a tractor-trailer. When crews arrived they had a car under the back of a tractor-trailer which had a fork truck on the back of it.
A passenger of the car was quickly removed but the driver was significantly pinned. MFD crews used jaws of life, blocking materials, hydraulic tools, and cutting tools in an attempt to free the woman.
They had the driver of the tractor-trailer try to raise the fork truck which gave them some room to work. They called Eastern Towing who came to the scene with a flatbed tow truck who assisted in lifting the fork truck.
Crews removed the roof of the vehicle and after 1.5 hours the driver was removed. The driver remained conscious during the extrication but was given pain medication to tolerate the pain. She was transported to the Elliot Hospital Trauma Center with serious but what appears to be non-life-threatening injuries.
Sources at the scene say that it appears the tractor-trailer was backing across Campbell Street to make a delivery of a pallet of stone to a house.
The truck driver was uninjured.NHSP Troop G and Manchester Police are investigating. Incredible video of extrication and still photos
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