June 10, 2009
The driver of the 1991 Toyota, 18-year old Edward Stahl III, was the sole occupant of the vehicle and was transported to Ketchikan General Hospital by North Tongass EMS personnel. According to information provided by North Tongass Volunteer Fire Department, the driver appeared to be in stable condition.
The accident is still under investigation by the Alaska State Troopers.
The 'Jaws of Life' unit is placed to raise the passenger side of the vehicle to allow the door to be opened in order to reach the driver trapped inside. Pictured from left to right, Andy Tighe (standing), Ken Montero (with Jaws), and Chief Hull
The driver has been secured on a long spine board and placed on the gurney in preparation for transport (the end of the gurney is seen on the left side of the picture. The firefighter standing next to the gurney is unidentified. Scott Hildebrandt and Jack Rodgers (red shirt) are seen packing up the extrication equipment while AST personnel inspect the vehicle. The passenger side of the car was lifted and blocked up to allow the door to be opened to gain access to the driver.
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