Car rollover traps two

Brian Schaeffer, Assistant Chief, 509.625.7002

Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 3:37 a.m.

Incident #: 2013052496

Issuing Officer: Bruce Moline/Battalion Chief

Narrative: Early Sunday morning at 12:30 A.M. on November 10th, 2013 the Spokane Fire Department responded to 15th and Freya on a report that a vehicle had been traveling at a high rate and lost control and rolled onto its side, trapping two occupants. Engine 14 from their station location of 18th and Ray was first on the scene and requested additional help. The call was upgraded which brought a full extrication alarm. Once additional units were on scene, Fire Department crews began to work to extricate the occupants using their specialized hydraulic equipment. The top of the car was cut off as well as the structural components of the vehicle in order to free the two patients inside. One patient was impaled by a section of metal fence post that apparently was struck along the vehicles path down Freya St. Crews had to cut this section of post first before they could free the patient from the vehicle. Once the patients were freed they were transported by AMR ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center. There were a total of 4 patients involved. The other three patients were reported to have sustained minor injuries. The scene is currently under investigation by the Spokane Police Department.

Cause: Under investigation by the Spokane Police Department.

Damage: Heavy damage to sedan.

# Firefighters Responding: 16

Dollar Loss: $ 15,000

Other Agencies Responding: Spokane Police Department, AMR Ambulance