Everett Firefighters Use “Jaws of Life” To Free Driver in T-Bone Crash on 112th

January 16, 2015

Everett, Everett Fire

Everett Firefighters used their Technical Rescue Rig and the “Jaws of Life” to free the driver of a pickup truck who was stuck behind the wheel today. It happened in a T-Bone crash shortly after Noon on 112th SW near BECU. The driver was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Here are some MyEverettNews.com photos from the scene. Click to enlarge.

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An air hose is connected to the Jaws of Life.

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The patient inside the truck has been stabilized and is covered with a sheet. A firefighter is also with the patient in the truck.

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The operation begins at the lower part of the door.

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A closer look.

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They slowly work their way up the door.

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Working on the door latch.

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One final cut

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The door can now be opened and the driver safely removed.

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The driver is placed on a backboard and stretcher for the trip to PRMC.

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A closer look at the tool before it goes back onto the truck.

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The door jam after all is said and done.


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