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Michigan EMS leaders share the challenges in locating, extricating and transporting victims of snowmobile crashes
PG&E had to secure power lines before Santa Clara County firefighters could begin extricating the patient
A 16-year-old driver escaped seriosu injury after his vehicle crashed into a High Point house
Two of the four patients were pinned inside the car after they tried to go around a railroad crossing in Harvey
Paramedics faced a complex rescue on a popular trail near Cajon Pass
Two people were injured after a eucalyptus tree fell on five vehicles in Golden Gate Park
A speeding SUV went off the road and became stuck, off the ground, between trees in the Longmeadow crash
Four people were trapped inside after their car snapped a utility pole and came to rest against the roof of a house in Pulaski.
A group of hikers spotted the pickup truck down a Los Angeles County canyon
New Castle County paramedics worked with several to extricate, treat several patients
Matthew Reum was pinned inside his pickup truck underneath an I-94 bridge, surviving on rainwater
First responders in Orleans were dispatched to a man trapped under a piece of heavy machinery at a construction company
A driver was killed after their car fell from the fourth floor of the Grandview Medical Center parking garage
Matthews Fire & EMS said the victims were in “critical, but stable condition”
Lynchburg first responders faced a car, 50 feet down an embankment, upside down on railroad tracks
Parker County Hospital District paramedics faced an amputation and having to perform bilateral finger thoracostomies
Two vehicles ended up overturned inside a Boston Market in Saugus
A Portland streetcar driver and passenger were injured in a collision with a light rail train
Two people had to be extricated from the car after both vehicles crashed into a Long Beach restaurant
First responders in Swansea had to stabilize the house before removing the car
A vehicle collided with a King County Metro bus, sending it into a building in the Belltown neighborhood
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Smoke from wetland fires mixed with fog to create a “super fog,” causing several crashes on I-55 near New Orleans
First responders in Cincinnati had difficulty reaching the SUV after it had been pushed past the crossing
A tractor-trailer driver was killed after a train carrying coal derailed and fell onto a highway near Pueblo
Arcadia first responders had to extricate the man from the combine
Injured members of the 11th Airborne Division were transported by ground and air to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
San Diego and Chula Vista FFs worked to extricate the driver after his truck went off a freeway ramp and overturned