Parkway crash presents challenging rescue for responders on Saturday

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Dennis C. Sharpe/Volunteer firefighters work to extricate driver after SUV is driven off of parkway and crashes into a tree. Dennis C. Sharpe/Volunteer firefighters work to extricate driver after SUV is driven off of parkway and crashes into a tree.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A driver who crashed his vehicle in the woods along the Garden State Parkway in Egg Harbor Township on Saturday, May 24 took nearly 30 minutes to be extricated from his vehicle, according to the Egg Harbor Township Fire Department.

The Farmington and Bargaintown volunteer fire companies, along with Egg Harbor Township Emergency Medical Services, New Jersey State Police and AtlantiCare paramedics responded to milepost 32.1 on the northbound side of the Parkway at 7:32 p.m.

Medical responders arrived first to find the SUV off the highway and the driver, who was the sole occupant, trapped inside the vehicle with the vehicle resting against a tree on the driver’s side.

 Firefighters were faced with a difficult extrication that took 30 minutes to complete, before the driver could be taken by ambulance to the hospital, department spokesman Dennis C. Sharpe said.

 The cause of the crash is under investigation by the New Jersey State Police.

 


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