Home»Fire Incidents»2008 Incidents»Lincoln, RI car over embankment on Railroad Street October 6, 2008.
LINCOLN, RI (PROVIDENCE COUNTY) - A SUV traveling south on Railroad Street accidentally veered off of the roadway, through a fence, down an embankment, and landed on train tracks around noon time on October 6, 2008. Station 1 and Rescue 4 responded into the scene. Deputy Chief Desmaris requested the Heavy Rescue and Gator from Station 2 to also respond on this incident in case of possible entrapment. The vehicle came to rest several feet away from the Blackstone Valley Bike Path after the 20' drop off of the roadway. The driver was the sole occupant of the vehicle. The patient was alert when the firefighters from Engine 2 arrived on scene. Engine 2 and Chief 2 placed the patient in cervical spine precautions as they waited for Rescue 4 to arrive on scene. The patient was placed in Rescue 4 for evaluation of her injuries. Initial reports have the patient suffering a possible broken leg and a diabetic emergency. The patient was transported by ground ALS to the Rhode Island Trauma Center.