Crash with Entrapment – James Madison Hwy

Box 0410 was sounded for a traffic collision reported with rollover. Medic 9 was the first to arrive finding a midsize SUV in its side entangled with the guardrail. Rescue 1 was added to the call along with Wagon 1. Crews arrived and began the process of stabilization. Then crews made access to the occupants and confirmed that they were trapped and pinned by the guardrail. On impact the guardrail folded and entered into the vehicle near the passenger door. This trapped the passenger in place between the seat, B post and guardrail. The driver was also trapped in place by the guardrail which had come all the way through to rest on the driver’s door. A side removal and extract from the rear of the vehicle was completed. Extrication took approximately 50 minutes. Due to weather conditions both occupants were ground transported to INOVA Fairfax Hospital with life threatening injuries.

Units on the assignment: R1, W1, W4, M9, M4-2, Chief-4

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