By Captain Kevin Saxton, PIO
At 3:36 a.m. on Sunday, November 3, 2013, Delray Beach (FL) Fire-Rescue (DBFR) units responded to a vehicle collision in which a small sport utility vehicle (SUV) crashed into the back of a semi.
The incident occurred on northbound I-95 just south of Woolbright Road in DBFR's response area. Upon DBFR arrival, the SUV was wedged under the back of the semi.
Two adult males were in the vehicle at the time of the collision; the driver was able to get out of the wreckage, but the passenger had to be extricated from the vehicle. The extrication took approximately 40 minutes to complete. The passenger was transported to Delray Medical Center as a trauma alert. The driver was evaluated on scene.
The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
DBFR had approximately 18 personnel on scene from these units: Engine 1, Medic 1, Engine 3, Medic 3, Truck 5, Medic 5, Special Ops 5, EMS 1, and Battalion 1.
For more on related response considerations, try Basic, Advanced, or Heavy Vehicle Extrication? and Technical Rescue: Heavy-Truck Extrication : Truck Types and Hazard Identification.