|WCSO, EMS, Fire Rescue join forces to extricate crash victim|
Wakulla County Fire Rescue and Wakulla EMS responded to a report of a traffic crash at Highway 267 and Lonnie Raker Lane at 11:17 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18.
Two WCSO deputies located in front of the Riversink Elementary School witnessed the accident and summoned assistance from Fire and EMS units. A westbound four door Pontiac sedan was struck by a southbound motor home pulling another vehicle on a trailer.
The driver of the 1997 Pontiac passenger car, Jeffrey Tanner Treadway, 17, of Crawfordville , was able to exit the vehicle on his own and refused treatment from EMS. He advised he would go to the hospital with a friend to seek treatment. The passenger, Jacob Landingham Danzey, 21, of Crawfordville was trapped in the vehicle. Firefighters had to use hydraulic rescue tools to free the male who was then transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. The extrication process took approximately 10 minutes to free the passenger.
The two occupants of the 2007 Gulfstream motor home, Joe Lavern Webber, 60, of Knoxville, TN and Lola Louise Webber, 59, of Knoxville, declined medical treatment. They were traveling through Wakulla County from Tennessee.
EMS and Fire Rescue arrived close together and worked as a team. Newly acquired safety gear was used by EMS, said Wakulla Chief of EMS and Fire Rescue Mike Morgan. Having four members of the Fire Rescue on the initial response allowed for quicker extrication and simultaneous operation of two tools. The EMS Captain was able to triage the remaining people involved in the crash while the Rescue 1 crew worked with the trapped patient, added Chief Morgan.
WCSO Deputy Clint Beam also responded to the crash.