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Murphy Drive Extrication

Photos by Michael Cossey

05 April 2006 MVA
Maumelle firefighters were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident with injuries at about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday (April 5) morning. While enroute, police officers arriving on scene of at least two persons trapped. Upon arrival, firefighters found an overturned Central Arkansas Transit Express bus with the three occupants trapped inside.
   

05 April 2006 MVA

Upon the report of persons trapped, Maumelle volunteers were requested to respond, which brought two additional firefighters to the scene. MEMS responded to the incident with two ambulances and a field supervisor.
   

05 April 2006 MVA

Firefighter Scott Eaton climbs through the improvised doorway firefighters created using hydraulic cutters and a reciprocating saw to remove patients from the bus.
   
05 April 2006 MVA
Walking on the slick windows of the bus's right wall and navigating around bus seats, MEMS personnel and Maumelle firefighter carefully packaged each patient before removing them from the bus. All three occupants were removed in approximately 30 minutes.
   

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The occupant of the passenger car was out of the vehicle upon the fire department's arrival and did not seek medical attention.
   
05 April 2006 MVA

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