Everett Fire Technical Rescue At Rucker Crash

January 16, 2016

Everett, Everett Fire, Police Blotter

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A white SUV and green convertible crashed at 43rd and Rucker.

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Firefighters use power tools to free the driver of the convertible.

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Another shot of firefighters trying to free the driver.

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The car took out a fire hydrant.

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A ladder truck, technical rescue rig, fire engine and two medic units worked on the two drivers.

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The driver of the convertible is removed by firefighters.

Northbound Rucker was completely closed for an hour Saturday night after an SUV and a convertible crashed at 43rd street. The crash happened around 5:30 PM.

The driver of the convertible had to be freed from his car by a ladder company and the Technical Rescue Unit of the Everett Fire Department using special tools to remove the car roof and other areas.

He suffered serious injuries. The driver of the SUV also suffered injuries and both were taken to Providence Regional Medical Center.

Traffic Investigators from Everett Police were called out to the scene. They are still working to determine what happened and if drugs or alcohol were a factor.

Here are some MyEverettNews.com photos from the scene.

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Rucker is now back open for north and southbound traffic.




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5 Responses to “Everett Fire Technical Rescue At Rucker Crash”

  1. Anon Says:

    Rockstars are 2 for 3 Dollars.

  2. Bourne Says:

    How many of these accidents involve illegal aliens?

    –File this in the questions that will never be asked by the press.–

    • Anonymous Says:

      Illegal aliens no more. To avoid fines or arrest use the term Undocumented Migrant. Your welcome, GO team PC!

  3. JB Says:

    43rd and Rucker? I’ve seen people hop in the northbound left turn lane there (43rd) and ride it up to 41st for a left turn there. Wouldn’t be surprised if it wasn’t speed or inattention… but bad decision by an impatient person.

  4. Eleanore Says:

    More idiotic drivers not paying attention or driving too damn fast