Mendon, MA – 911 phones lit up around 0730 on Sunday, May 3, 2009 for a reported single vehicle accident vs tree around the area of 21 Hopedale Street. First arriving units reported that a vehicle hit a tree along the edge of the roadway with the driver heavily entrapped in the car. The male driver in his early 20’s was semi conscious and suffered from multi system trauma. Mendon Fire/Rescue along with Hopedale Fire Ladder 1 used two sets of jaws, cutters, and a ram to free the occupant in less than 30 minutes. The OIC requested a helicopter from UMASS Life Flight due to the extended extrication and trauma that the patient received. Life Flight used the Miscoe Hill School on North Ave for the landing zone. The flight crew was brought to the scene by Mendon Engine 1 to help stabilize the patient who was still entrapped in the mangled wreckage. The driver’s side of the BMW 700 series received the most of the damage after striking the tree. The patient was removed from the vehicle and transferred to the Mendon Rescue where the crew assessed the patient further and treated with advanced life support. The patient was then intubated to protect his airway while in flight to UMASS Worcester. The scene was held for reconstruction and investigation by the Mendon Police Department.