Vancouver Fire Department responds to motor vehicle accident

An adult male was taken to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries

An adult male needed to be extricated from a vehicle after a two-car accident Wednesday evening in Vancouver.

An adult male needed to be extricated from a vehicle after a two-car accident Wednesday evening in Vancouver. Photo courtesy of Vancouver Fire Department
An adult male needed to be extricated from a vehicle after a two-car accident Wednesday evening in Vancouver. Photo courtesy of Vancouver Fire Department

At about 6:23 p.m. Wednesday (June 30), Vancouver Fire Department units were dispatched to a two-car motor vehicle accident at the intersection of NE 132nd avenue and NE 31st street. The report was of a person trapped in a vehicle and in need of extrication. 

The first engine arrived within approximately four minutes and immediately began extricating the trapped person from the wreckage using large cutting and spreading tools. Additional units arrived and assisted with completing the extrication and treating the patient. 

The patient, an adult male was extricated within eight minutes of the first unit arriving and transported via AMR Ambulance with the assistance of Vancouver Fire Department paramedics to an area hospital with what were deemed life-threatening injuries. 

The Vancouver Police Department is investigating the accident.

Information provided by Vancouver Fire Department.

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