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WEST ROAD CRASH

Corvette Lands In A Tree After Crash

Hudson Fire usually receives a couple of cat in the tree calls a

year but never a call for a corvette in a tree until May 20th. Dispatcher Robertson received a call from the police reporting a single vehicle accident on West Road with no injury at 18:02. Toned to the scene was Engine 2 with a crew of Captain Hansen and Firefighters Brideau and Cormier and Ambulance 2 with a crew of Firefighters Bradish and Mamone. On arrival crews had a hard time finding the scene

On arrival the car was found in a tree

due to the position of the car. A Corvette traveling at high rate of speed lost control went off the road striking a tree which spun the car 180 dergress then snapping a eight in wide pine tree. As the tree fell the car rode up the trunk coming to rest eight to ten feet off the ground. The driver of the vehicle was out on arrival and suffered no

injuries. The car was covered with branches which had to be removed before the car could be towed. Engine 2 requested Utility 2 with a crew of Firefighters Rich and Haggerty to the scene at 18:44 with a chainsaw. Crews went to work with chainsaws to cut down numerous trees and remove branches that had covered the car. Forty five

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minutes was needed to clear the brush from the car. A wrecker than pulled the vehicle out of the tree to level ground. As the wrecker continued to pull the vehicle from the woods the car became hung up on the stump of the broken tree requiring firefighters to again go to work cutting a pathway to remove the vehicle The vehicle was removed at 19:46 with crews clearing the scene a

short time later.

Photo’s

Top photo left; Engine 2’s crew remove tree branches to gain access to the car. The tree stump pictured is what is left after the vehicle snapped a 8” pine tree. Photo top right: All that can be seen is the rear wheel as the car sits in a tree. Bottom photo right: The vehicle suffered heavy damage in the crash. Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20
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