The Georgetown Fire Department, along with units from Garden Valley Fire and Cal Fire responded to a Traffic Collision on Saturday night at 9:41 p.m.  at Wentworth Springs in the area of Chipmunk Trail.  Crews found an SUV impaled on a tree with significant intrusion into the driver’s door area. This pinned the driver, an approximately 30-year-old male, was the only person in the vehicle.  The extrication of the patient involved an hour and 45 minute effort by crews from the three agencies.  Several Jaws of Life, Sawzall tools, Rams and even a winch were used to complete the extrication safely.

“It was simply amazing to watch all of the personnel work so well together to make sure we gave the patient the best care while and after we figured out the best way to get him out of his vehicle”

Georgetown Fire Chief Glenn Brown

The patient was flown to a trauma center by a medical helicopter.