Cold Spring Harbor Fire Department Rescues Crash Victim on 25a
The Cold Spring Harbor Fire Department responded to motor vehicle accident on Main Street near Turkey Lane, in front of the Whaling Museum, on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. Firefighters arrived to a three-vehicle crash with an SUV overturned on its side and a victim trapped inside. Cold Spring Harbor firefighters stabilized the vehicle and used heavy rescue cutting tools to remove the roof and free the trapped woman.
The patient was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital by Suffolk Police Medivac helicopter that landed at the nearby Goose Hill Primary School. Cold Spring Harbor Rescue transported a child to Huntington Hospital that self-exited from the SUV before the arrival of emergency personnel. About 20 firefighters and rescue personnel were on the scene with an ambulance, heavy rescue truck, fire police and paramedic unit, under the direction of First Assistant Chief Justin Armbruster. An engine was dispatched to secure the helicopter landing zone at the school.
Story by Steve Silverman, Photos Courtesy Cold Spring Harbor FD