Londonderry Police and Fire worked together yesterday afternoon to extricate a teen trapped inside his car after hitting a tree on Old Derry Road. The accident was first reported at about 2:30 PM on January 26, 2012 and the incident lasted nearly an hour while crew members worked to get the driver and sole occupant of the car out.
Londonderry Police were first to respond to the accident, with Fire responding shortly after. According to the first responders, the accident occurred in the area of number 15 Old Derry Road. The car reportedly struck a tree and the airbags had deployed. The driver was also reportedly trapped inside the vehicle.
Within ten minutes of the first call, Police and Fire arrived on scene, confirming there was one car involved and the driver was still inside. Just two minutes later, Fire personnel began extricating the driver, reportedly an 18-year-old male from Derry, New Hampshire. During the extrication, police reported that the driver was conscious and alert, but did not comment on the injuries he sustained in the crash.
Less than fifteen minutes after the extrication began, the driver was reportedly removed from the vehicle and was being prepared for transport to the hospital. He was described as a “Status 3″ patient, giving indication that what injuries he did sustain were not serious at the time. The driver’s mother reported this morning, “Amazingly he is ok. He has a broken nose and bumps and bruises. Very lucky.”
During the incident, which ended around 3:25 PM, Londonderry Police shut down the area of Old Derry Road. It was reopened after the vehicle was towed and fire and police personnel cleared the scene. For more pictures of the scene of the accident, visit our Darkroom.
Photos by Cory Nader of Londonderry Hometown Online News.
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