Companies 1 and 3 of the Shelton Fire Department were alerted to a single-vehicle accident in the area of the location above. Upon the arrival of the first fire unit, a single vehicle was found with significant damage and 2 occupants still in the vehicle. State Police and Echo Hose EMS were already on the scene tending to the operator. Upon further evaluation of the scene, it was confirmed that the passenger would need to be extricated. Once Engine 2 arrived, the vehicle was stabilized and the hydraulic spreaders and cutters were used to remove both doors and the “B” pillar on the passenger side to access the patient. After approximately 10 minutes, the patient was removed and an additional crew from EHAC and VEMS provided care to the patient. Both patients were transported to a local trauma facility. Engine 2, Rescue 30, and Car 3 operated under the command of Deputy Chief Paul Wilson. Once the vehicle was removed from the highway by Tracy’s, all fire units cleared the scene.

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