Miami Dade Heavy Wrecker Used in Complex Extrication

Firefighters were able to extricate the patient by utilizing Heavy 1 and another rotator to lift the truck from the ground.
(Miami Dade Fire Rescue photo)

Tractor-trailer lifted to extricate patient

Miami Dade Fire Rescue

At 5:21 on Wednesday morning, January 13, 18 Miami Dade Fire Rescue units including the Technical Rescue Team and Heavy 1 responded to a multiple rollover motor vehicle crash near NW 106 Street & the southbound lanes of the Turnpike.

Upon arrival, MDFR crews found four vehicles that had rolled over as a result of the accident, with one person trapped inside a tractor trailer.

Firefighters were able to extricate the patient by utilizing Heavy 1 and another rotator to lift the truck from the ground in order to cut part of the truck where the patient was trapped.

Photo Gallery: Miami Dade Extrication

Once they successfully removed parts of the cab such as the steering column, the door and the roof, due to the slippery and unstable terrain, firefighters used a rope system in order to raise the patient back on the roadway.

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