On Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 at 0127 hours, Manhasset-Lakeville F.D. Companies 3, 5 and the Ambulance Unit were dispatched to the Long Island Expressway North Service Road between New Hyde Park Road and Community Drive for a reported overturned automobile. Deputy Chief Pisani (8702) was the first unit to respond to the call and was advised that NCPD units were on scene reporting one person pinned under the vehicle. Deputy Chief Pisani (8702) arrived on scene and found a car overturned into a utility pole with wires down and one occupant pinned underneath the vehicle.
Once it was determined that the power lines were no longer energized, the crews of Heavy Rescue 8730 and Squad 8759 put their Hurst tools into operation to extricate the trapped occupant. Once removed, the patient was transported to the local trauma center by NCPD Ambulance 2356 with Manhasset-Lakeville F.D. medics on board.
Due to the severity of the crash, the crews of Companies 3 and 5 then searched the surrounding wooded area with thermal imaging cameras to ensure no other occupants had been ejected from the vehicle. Upon completing to the search with negative results, all units were released from the scene within forty five minutes.
Photographs by Lee Genser.