Serious Auto Accident - February 9th, 2004

Story & Photos by Ex- Capt. Steve Grogan


On Monday evening February 9, 2004, the Lynbrook Fire Department, under the command of Deputy Chief  David Pearsall were called out for a reported auto accident on Sunrise Highway near Horton Avenue. The driver of the vehicle in the accident was heading westbound allegedly at a high rate of speed and lost control of the car hitting a tree on the medium.  No other vehicles were involved. 

The fire department's Extrication Team, with its Hurst Tool and Jaws of Life, along with an ambulance from the Emergency Medical Company, and Tally-Ho Company, responded to the scene.  The driver was found trapped in the mangled car and the Extrication Team had to use the Jaws of Life to cut open the car.  It took about 15 minutes to cut the driver from his wrecked car. 


After he was freed from the car the members of the Emergency Medical Company stabilized the driver and transported him to the hospital. 



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