Crash Victim Rescued After Being Trapped In Hidden Wreckage Memorial Day Weekend

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Cecilton, Maryland – At approximately 7:30 this morning rescue crews from the Cecilton Volunteer Fire County (CVFC), along with mutual aid from surrounding agencies, including Middletown, Delaware, responded to the area of 249 South Bohemia Ave. for reports of a rollover crash with injuries.

While en route crews were notified that an off-duty Perryville, Maryland Police Officer was on scene, reporting a male subject trapped, suffering from a head injury.

Upon arrival, crews found a heavily damaged vehicle off the roadway. Crews confirmed heavy front end and roof damage, with one person trapped.

The vehicle was found on its side and covered in brush and “a ton of sticker briars”, according to CVFC spokesman Jason Reamy. Reamy said the operator was found to be conscious and alert.

Crews worked to remove the rear passenger door to gain access to the interior of the vehicle and to remove the patient. Crews worked for approximately thirty minutes to extricate the man, who is in his early 40’s.

The driver of the vehicle advised rescue crews that he had been trapped in his vehicle for several hours. He told authorities the accident happened during the night but he was unsure of the time. We are unsure of the actual time of the accident, said Reamy. “The motor was cold …We know the power flickered in town around 3:30am”, added Reamy.

A metal speed limit sign and several guide wires were struck before the vehicle overturned. The vehicle narrowly missed hitting a utility pole and a large tree.

Maryland State Police (MSP) Aviation responded to the scene and transported the patient to Baltimore Shock Trauma with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Reamy.

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Cecilton, Md – At around 7:30 this morning rescue crews from Cecil County, Maryland, along with mutual aid from Delaware rescue crews, responded to 249 South Bohemia Ave. for reports of a rollover crash with injuries.

Upon arrival, crews reported that a vehicle with heavy front end and roof damage was off the roadway, with one person trapped.

Crews worked for approximately thirty minutes to extricate a man in his early 40’s. That patient was conscious and alert, according to reports.

Trooper 1 (Maryland State Police Aviation) transported the patient to Shock Trauma in Baltimore.

Indications are that a off-duty Perryville, Md. Police Officer came upon the crash and alerted Cecil County dispatch that the driver was trapped with a head injury.

Early reports indicate that the man was trapped in his vehicle after he crashed sometime overnight. He was there for several hours, according to one report.

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