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Cops lift SUV off crash victim, medic pulls him to safety

Four Falmouth police officers were able to lift the vehicle up enough to relieve pressure on the man’s extremities, allowing a paramedic to pull him out from under the SUV

Rick Sobey
Boston Herald

FALMOUTH, Mass. — A 26-year-old man who was trapped under an SUV was rescued by Falmouth first responders early Monday morning, according to police.

Four Falmouth police officers were able to lift the SUV up high enough to allow a Falmouth paramedic to pull the man out from underneath the vehicle. The man has suffered serious injuries that appear to be life threatening.

Around 2 a.m., a resident of Judy Ann Drive in East Falmouth called police, reporting that she heard a man screaming near the intersection of East Falmouth Highway ( Route 28) and Judy Ann Drive.

Police officers arrived to find a rollover crash involving a 2004 GMC Envoy SUV, with the man trapped underneath it.

Officers Christopher Livingston, Joshua Oliver, Stephen Senior and Tyler Narbonne lifted the SUV up high enough to relieve pressure on the man and allow the paramedic to pull him out.

The man — Anthony Gonsalves, 26, of East Falmouth — was treated at the scene and transported by ambulance to Falmouth Hospital. He was later transferred to an off Cape medical facility because of his injuries.

A preliminary investigation revealed that Gonsalves was traveling west on East Falmouth Highway at high speed on wet roads when he lost control, left the roadway and rolled the vehicle over, police said.


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