Just after 9:30 on Tuesday, August 28th, Station 42, Squad 78 and Engine 87 were dispatched to the area of Perkiomenville Road between Penny Road and Upper Ridge Road for a Vehicle Accident with Entrapment. Chief 42 went responding and was given the additional that one vehicle had struck a pole with one victim possibly entrapped. PD arrived on location shortly after and reported that the patient was conscious and alert and apparently not trapped, but wasnt going to try to exit the vehicle due to a wire being down on the vehicle. Rescue 42 along with Captain 42 made the response. Chief 42 requested the TAC stick to check if the wire was live. It was determined, once the rescue arrived, that the wire was a telephone or cable wire. As crews from 78 & 87 arrived, the vehicle was stabilized and the passenger door was popped. Captain 42 entered the vehicle to assist forcing the center console out of the way so the patient could be self extricated. The patient was checked out by EMS, and fire crews began to go available.
Thank you to Upper Frederick and Upper Salford Fire Companies, Fire Police and Green Lane EMS for your assistance!