(Top Image: Specially trained firefighters carefully hoist second crash victim from vehicle in construction trench. By Sam Young, cape_news…)
HARWICH PORT – As you will see in the following video, midday yesterday, specially trained firefighters successfully rescued two women who were entrapped after their vehicle crashed into a construction trench. Both women were transported to CCH with non-life threatening injuries…
HARWICH FD MEDIA STATEMENT: Motor Vehicle Accident – Car into a construction trench…
[Depot Street and Denise Lane – Oct. 7, 2019 – 11:40 a.m…]
The Harwich Fire Department responded to a report of a car into a construction trench on Depot Street this morning. The incident required the activation of the County Technical Rescue Team. 2 individuals were transported with non-life threatening injuries.
A one vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of Depot St and Denise Lane in the North Harwich section of town.
A vehicle fell into a construction trench for a gas line project. No other vehicles were involved, and the project was for the installation of new gas main, so there was no danger of a natural gas leak.
The Barnstable County Regional Technical Rescue Team was requested by Chief Clarke while he was responding to the scene, and upon his arrival he determined that the team would in fact be required to help safely remove the occupants. The team, made up of firefighters from throughout Barnstable County, arrived on scene and worked with the tow company to stabilize the vehicle and remove the two occupants.
Once the occupants were removed they were evaluated by Harwich Fire personnel and transported to Cape Cod Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The team then assisted the tow company with removal of the vehicle from the trench.
The crash is under investigation by the Harwich Police Department.
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