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Millville, MA – Fire Dispatch was alerted to a motor vehicle accident involving two vehicles with one possibly into a utility pole at the intersection of Central and Providence Streets around 2245hrs on September 28, 2009. The 911 phones were ringing in the background as the dispatcher was giving companies the location over the airwaves. A heavy rain storm also was passing through the area during the time of the accident. A Millville police officer arrived with Fire Car-1 and found a four door sedan in the middle of the roadway along with a SUV into a pole. Both vehicles sustained heavy front end damage. The driver of the sedan was ambulatory on scene but the driver of the SUV was still inside the vehicle. The SUV had side impact damage to the driver’s side door pinning the occupant who was complaining of head injuries. The impact from the SUV into the pole had snapped the pole about 2’ off the ground. Millville Rescue 1 personnel climbed into the SUV to maintain C-spine stabilization and to apply a cervical spine collar before members from Ladder 1 started to pop the door with their Jaws of Life. Engine 2 arrived and command requested that they stretch a 1 ¾” hand line to protect the members while extrication was taking place. Engine 1 also was on scene for manpower to assist with removal of the patient of the vehicle. Firefighters used their spreaders to pry the driver’s door open in about 5 minutes. The patient was removed to a long back board and transported to Rescue 1 for further evaluation. The driver of the sedan was refusing medical aid on scene. National grid was called to the scene to replace the severely damaged pole. The victim was transported to Milford Hospital for further evaluation of her injuries.

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