Motor Vehicle Collision - Morgnec Road, Chestertown
Sunday, February 17, 2019
On Friday, February 15, 2019 at approximately 10:30 pm, the Chestertown Volunteer Fire Company, Kennedyville Volunteer Fire Company, Church Hill Volunteer Fire Company, Kent & Queen Annes Rescue Squad and Kent County EMS was dispatched for the Motor Vehicle Collision with Entrapment, in the 500 block of Morgnec Road, near Frank Rhodes Furniture. Law Enforcement was on the scene with two vehicles involved in a Head-On type collision, reporting one pinned in the vehicle.
Units arrived to find two patients, one of which was trapped in their vehicle. With EMS in-place stabilizing the entrapped patient, using hydraulic rescue tools, crews proceeded to execute a "door-pop" on that vehicle. (A door-pop is executed whenever damage to the vehicle jams the door(s) closed, precluding normal access to the vehicle.) After the door was popped, they then proceeded to remove that door completely from the vehicle. This allowed complete access to the patient in order to package for removal. (Packaging involves complete spinal immobilization, in case the patient has a spinal injury.) Once the patient was safely removed from the vehicle, they were transferred to a waiting ambulance. Subsequently, the patient was airlifted by Maryland State Police Aviation to the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland. The condition of this patient is not known as of this release.
The second patient was transported by ambulance to the University of Maryland, Shore Medical Center at Chestertown for evaluation and treatment. The condition of this patient is not known at the time of this release.
The Kennedyville VFC handled the LZ, the landing zone where the Maryland State Police helicopter landed. Personnel from the Church Hill VFC assisted at the collision scene with ancilliary support.
There are no photographs available for this incident!