Seriously injured patient tracked down half mile from abandoned fiery crash…
PHOTO: Patrolman Jackson and Rokko. Courtesy of BPD Foundation Facebook page…
OSTERVILLE – On its roof, 20 feet down a steep slope, having just crashed through a guardrail, with the engine completely detached and in flames about 4 feet away from the vehicle…
… Barnstable and state police immediately noticed there were no passengers in sight of the crash scene and that’s when a Barnstable K-9 unit began tracking.
According to a COMM Fire press statement, at about midnight last evening, their ambulance responded and provided care when the K-9 unit located the patient about half a mile from the scene.
The vehicle reportedly had extensive damage and the fire was eventually extinguished by COMM firefighters.
The patient was transported to the Marstons Mills Airfield, where Boston Medflight took over, airlifting the unidentified patient to Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Main Street from Swift Avenue to Starboard Lane was closed for approximately 3 hours.
UPDATE from the BPD K9 Foundation Facebook page
“Last night 08/30/17 at approx. 1145pm Ptl. Jackson was sent to the intersection of Main St and Swift Ave. for a report of a man bloodied in the road who was possibly involved in an accident. Upon arrival Ptl. Jackson observed a vehicle on its roof and on fire down a 20ft embankment. During the investigation it was determined there was only one occupant of the vehicle and he had fled the area on foot. Ptl. Jackson and canine Rokko immediately began a track and located the subject on the ground in the median of Spice Lane. The subject was taken by med flight for treatment. Great job by Rokko and everyone involved.”
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