HHFD Extrication

On November 16, 2007 at approximately 9:30 a.m., the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department Rescue Squad was called to a Kipp Avenue home that was struck by a car.

It was reported that the vehicle was traveling east on Kipp Avenue in Lodi, when it was struck by another vehicle traveling south on Woodside Avenue in Lodi.

The driver of the first vehicle lost control and swerved in between two homes in Hasbrouck Heights, striking the side of the home, the side entrance steps and railing, just missing a parked car.

Both air bags deployed. The driver was able to exit the vehicle on her own, but her passenger complained of hip pain and was extricated.

The Rescue Squad, working as a team, protected the passenger, broke/cut away the glass, cut the roof supports using a portable “Jaws of Life” and the Department’s new 36 volt cordless DeWalt Heavy-Duty Reciprocating Saws (sawzall), and removed the roof.

As a precaution, the passenger was placed on a backboard, the Hackensack ALS (Advanced Life Support) Unit did an evaluation and the passenger was transported to HUMC by the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department Ambulance.

Also on the scene was a Moonachie Ambulance/Rescue, Wood-Ridge Engine, HHPD and Lodi PD. The accident is under investigation. ###

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