BY TODD BOWMAN
CLEAR SPRING, Maryland – Six patients were transported from a two vehicle, head-on collision in the area of 10042 National Pike between Pectonville Road and Indian Springs Road late yesterday.
“A car was stopped to turn into a drive way and was hit head-on,” Clear Spring Volunteer Fire Company Deputy Chief Zach Reid said.
Reid described the accident as serious.
Units on the scene triaged, treated and managed a priority 1, category A head trauma, priority 1, category B pelvis injury, and a priority 2, category B femur injury, according to Reid. EMS also treated three additional, less serious patients.
In the state of Maryland trauma patients are classified under the Maryland Trauma Decision Tree to ensure that they are transported to the most appropriate facility for their injuries. This aid allows field EMS providers to give patients a priority and letter classification based off injuries sustained, priority 1 and category A being the most critical.
Two patients were transported to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore and one to Western Maryland Regional Medical Center in Cumberland by the two Maryland State Police helicopters on the scene.
“The priority 3 (patients) went to Meritus Medical Center,” Reid said.
The incident occurred just before 8:30 p.m. Monday and units remained on the scene for a period of time after the accident.
In addition to Clear Spring Volunteer Fire Department, ambulances from Clear Spring, Williamsport, Hancock, Morgan County EMS, along with Washington County Division of Emergency Services and Hancock Volunteer Fire Department responded to the incident.
Todd Bowman is a senior writer for Shock-Advised.com and can be followed on Twitter @todd_bowman87. For breaking news and up-to-the-minute coverage follow Shock-Advised.com on Twitter and Facebook @ShockAdviseNEWS.
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