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MVC with heavy entrapment on Whitesville Road
Monday, April 4, 2022

At 03:00 hours Delmar Fire Dept was dispatched for Delaware Rescue Box 74-5, a serious Motor Vehicle Collision with entrapment. 74 Command, Paramedic A-74, Truck 74-4, Engine 74-3, Engine-Tanker 74-2, Sussex County EMS Medic 102 and DSP Helicopter Trooper 2 responded.
 
Units found a two vehicle incident on Whitesville Road in which both vehicles struck a large tree that had fallen onto the roadway. One vehicle ended up off the roadway an into a swamp in about 2-3 feet of water. There was heavy entrapment in that vehicle.
 
Additional rescue units were requested for manpower and tools. Laurel Tower 81 and Salisbury Rescue 1 responded. A roof flap and door removal was performed. The extrication required 50 minutes. The patient was extricated and initially treated in Paramedic A-74 by DFD and SCEMS paramedics. The ambulance met Trooper 2 at a landing zone site and the patient was transferred to Delaware State Police Trooper 2 and flown to Christiana Hospital.
 
Units from Delmar, Laurel, Salisbury and SCEMS were on-scene for approximately 2 hours.

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