Rural Metro (TN) Firefighters Extricate Victims in High-Speed Crash

Photos and story by Mike Watiker

Members of the Rural Metro Fire Department in Knoxville, Tennessee, responded to a high-speed head-on crash Sunday evening on February 9.

Rural metro Engine 230 was on their way back to quarters when they came across the collision on Emory Rd in the Halls community.

 Rural Metro (TN) Firefighters Extricate Victims in High-Speed Crash

 Rural Metro (TN) Firefighters Extricate Victims in High-Speed Crash

Rescuers workers found two vehicles with massive intrusion and three adult victims pinned,  All three were in critical but stable condition.

First On Scene at the Mass Casualty Incident

Engine 230 assumed command and requested two rescues from the Knoxville Volunteer Rescue Squad.

 Rural Metro (TN) Firefighters Extricate Victims in High-Speed Crash

 Rural Metro (TN) Firefighters Extricate Victims in High-Speed Crash

Rescue 123 and 121 each worked on their own extrication. After 45 minutes, all three patients were removed from the two crashed cars.

Three separate Rural Metro ALS ambulances took the survivors to the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is in charge of investigation and believe one driver fell asleep and drifted left of center.

All the victims are expected to recover. 

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