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Just prior to 1900 hours on Wednesday, December 28, "A" Group's Squrt 1351 and BLS 1392 were dispatched to the intersection of Church Road and North Kings Highway for a motor vehicle accident with injuries.  While en route, additional calls reported that the driver of one of the vehicles was entrapped inside their car. 
The incident was upgraded to a “rescue assignment,” adding Battalion 13, Rescue 13, EMS 13, and an ALS unit to the response.

Upon arrival, Squrt 1351 reported a three car collision, with one vehicle off the roadway.  That vehicle had impacted the gatehouse of the Colestown Cemetary and its driver was still pinned inside.  

The crews from Squrt 1351 and BLS 1392 stabilized the vehicle and began providing medical attention to the driver.  The crews also checked on the condition of the occupants of the other vehicles involved in the collision who were reportedly uninjured.

 Squrt 1351 and Rescue 13's crews work to extricate the driver.

Squrt 1351’s crew began removing the driver’s door to the entrapped patient’s car using hydraulic rescue tools.  As the balance of the assignment arrived on scene, Rescue 13’s crew brought additional tools to the scene, and assisted in the extrication effort.  After approximately 20 minutes, the driver was removed from the vehicle and transported by BLS 1392.  

The CHPD are investigating the cause of the collision.