Melville Fire Department Rescues LIE Crash Victim
The Melville Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries and a trapped victim on the LIE eastbound between exits 48 and 49 (Round Swamp Road and Walt Whitman Road) on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 3:37 p.m. Melville firefighters used heavy rescue “Jaws of Life” tools to extricate one of the drivers. He was assisted by Melville Rescue Squad emergency medical crews and airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital by Suffolk Police helicopter.
The second driver was transported to Plainview Hospital by Melville FD Rescue Squad ambulance. Approximately 25 Melville volunteer firefighters and rescue personnel were dispatched with three ambulances, heavy rescue truck, two engines, paramedic unit and fire police, under the direction of First Assistant Chief David Kaplan.
Story by Steve Silverman, Photos courtesy Melville FD.