1/23/2008 – Overnight freezing temperatures and wet road surfaces kept Kent Country Fire/EMS crews busy in the early morning hours. Companies responded to over eight MVC’s due to the poor road conditions.
At 0721 hrs, the Kent County 911 Center was notified of an unknown MVC, car vs. pole on Sandtown Rd. just east of Beagle Club Rd. Station 48 (Felton Community Fire Co.) was dispatched.
The arriving BLS unit found a compact car that had left the roadway on a slight bend and struck the corner of a brick residence. The vehicle struck the residence, driver’s door first, just forward of the “B” post. The vehicle sustained significant compartment intrusion on the driver’s side with side air bag deployment. The pt had self-extricated himself and was ambulatory upon BLS arrival. Due to high mechanism of injury, ALS was requested. The pt was packaged for transport and taken to Kent General ED where a trauma alert was called.
Units on scene were then dispatched to a second MVC in their first due.
Units responding: B-48, Engine 48-1, Engine 48-3, Medic 68, DE Trooper 2, DSP