Monday Night Vehicle Crash with Rescue
By Public Information Officer Clay Myers
October 23, 2017

Gamber & Community Fire Co. and Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department were alerted for a serious motor vehicle collision with rescue on Rt 32 at London Bridge Rd. The call was dispatched at 9:55 pm. Medic 139 arrived first on the scene and requested a Shock Trauma Go Team as well as a Maryland State Police helicopter. The GO team was requested due to the anticipated length of time to extricate one patient.

The crash involved two pickup trucks at the intersection. One driver refused treatment. Firefighters from Gamber's Engine 134 and Sykesville's Rescue Squad 12 worked for approximately 30 minutes to remove the other driver from his truck. Since the extrication was completed faster than anticipated, the GO team was cancelled. The second driver was transported by Sykesville's ambulance to the landing site at Gamber's carnival grounds where Engine 124 had set up the landing area. He was flown to Shock Trauma in Baltimore.

Engine 134 remained on the scene to clean up spilled fuel and fluids and awaited tow trucks. MSP was investigating the cause of the crash. Chief Green had command.

Units: Medic 139, Engine 134, LS 13, and Utility 13
Mutual Aid: Sykesville's Rescue Squad 12 and Engine 124, MSP, Carroll County Sheriffs, SHA