Robbinsville Firefighters Kept Busy with Serious Accidents
ROBBINSVILLE – October 14, 2010 – IAFF Firefighters in Robbinsville Township have responded to several major accidents over the course of less than a week that resulted in numerous serious injuries.
On Friday October 8, 2010 Robbinsville Firefighters responded to a major accident on Route 130 near Church Street.A woman in a Monte Carlo was struck by a tractor trailer travelling at a high rate of speed.The force of the impact caused the tractor trailer to drive over the top of the car.Firefighters and EMS arrived to find the cab of the tractor trailer on top of the Monte Carlo.A local towing contractor lifted the truck off of the car with a heavy duty wrecker.Once the vehicle was removed from under the truck, firefighters went to work with hydraulic rescue tools to extricate the woman from the car.The driver of the car was transported to Capital Regional Trauma Center and admitted with critical injuries.Robbinsville Engine 40 firefighters were assisted by Hamilton Engine 19.
On Saturday October 10, 2010 Robbinsville Firefighters responded to three separate motorcycle accidents. One on Route 130, one on the NJ Turnpike and one on Robbinsville-Edinburgh Road at the intersection of Pond Road.The rider on Robbinsville-Edinburgh Road suffered the most serious injuries of the three accidents.He was struck at the intersection and was under the front bumper of a car when Robbinsville Firefighters arrived.The pt. was quickly assessed by Robbinsville firefighter/EMTs and immobilized for transport. The patient was handed off to paramedics and EMTs from West Windsor and transported to Capital Regional Trauma Center and admitted with serious injuries.
On Monday October 11, 2010 a vehicle left the roadway while travelling down Sharon Road near Spring Garden Road and struck a tree.The driver of the vehicle was assisted out of the car by a bystander prior to arrival of Emergency Services.Firefighter/EMTs from Robbinsville Engine 40 quickly began evaluating the driver of the car and noted that the patient had serious injuries and requested paramedics to respond.Robbinsville firefighters assisted Capital Health EMTs with assessment and immobilizing the patient.The driver was transported to Capital Regional Trauma Center and admitted with serious injuries.
In the early morning hours of Thursday October 14, 2010 Robbinsville firefighters were responding to assist Hightstown Boro at a house fire when they were diverted to a report of a serious accident with entrapment on the NJ Turnpike in Robbinsville Township.Robbinsville Engine 40 arrived on location to find a chain reaction accident involving three tractor trailers that had the entire northbound side of the Turnpike blocked just south of the East Windsor border.Despite the heavy damage to the trucks involved there was, remarkably, no entrapment. State Troopers had “assisted” the drivers out of the trucks prior to the fire department arrival.Robbinsville firefighter/EMTs aided personnel from Capital Health with patient care. One truck driver was transported for trauma evaluation suspecting serious injuries based on heavy vehicle damage.Robbinsville firefighters remained on scene mitigating a diesel fuel spill and providing lights to the State Police for the investigation.Robbinsville was assisted at the scene by Hamilton Township Engine 19.