Carrollton Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to two motor vehicle collision (MVC) incidents involving injuries within less than an hour on Saturday night 30 August 2014.

The first MVC at 8:26 p.m. was reported as "...Uhaul went off the road and hit a tree..." off Carrollton Blvd near the Northgate intersection. Carrollton VFD volunteer crews responded in ambulance unit Squad-10 and collision response engine Rescue-10 as well as other volunteers in POVs. A Virginia State Police unit located the vehicle about 10 yards off the roadway and behind a row of small trees along the southbound lane of Route-17. Carrollton VFD EMTs and firefighters found the occupant still in the vehicle and initiated an immediate medical assessment. The slightly injured patient was extricated and secured on a backboard and stretcher for transport in S-10 to the closest hospital Emergency Dept. R-10 crew remained on scene until cleared by Isle of Wight County Sheriff's Deputies at 9:03 p.m.

 

 

The second MVC at 9:18 p.m. was reported as "...motorcycle accident...rider off bike...is injured..." in the median strip on Brewer's Neck Blvd. near the Bartlett intersection. Carrollton volunteer crews responded in Rescue-10 and medical ambulance support was requested from the Isle of Wight Rescue Squad (IWVRS) in Smithfield. EMTs and firefighters in R-10 arrived on scene and initiated medical trauma care to stabilize the patient for transport. Availability of Nightingale Air Ambulance was confirmed but the patient's injuries were assessed as requiring only ground transport and Nightingale was advised to stand down. IWVRS ambulance unit Medic-65 arrived and transported the patient to the nearest level II trauma center. Carrollton volunteers remained on scene to assist law enforcement with HAZMAT mitigation and vehicle recovery until cleared at 9:34 p.m.

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