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RESCUE SITUATION: GAR OVERTURNED, DRIVER UNDERNEATH

Issue 7 and Volume 136.

RESCUE SITUATION: GAR OVERTURNED, DRIVER UNDERNEATH RESCUE/EMS Two air bags, inflated with compressed air from SCBA tanks, were used to lift the car 15 inches in the muddy ditch so the driver could be removed—alive. A 10 p.m. phone call one night last summer from the New York State Thruway Authority summoned members of the Henrietta Fire District, Battalion 2, Station 2 and the Henrietta Volunteer Ambulance Corps to rescue a driver trapped under an overturned automobile. The car went off the eastbound shoulder of the road and under a guardrail, which completely severed the roof at the base of all four pillars, explained Lieutenant Ron Moore of the Henrietta Fire District. The car, with the driver still in it, continued up a slight embankment and overturned. The victim landed on his back in a mud ditch, which absorbed some of the impact, Moore said. Emergency medical personnel and fire…

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