Pickup hits tree in Harwich, driver Medflighted to Boston

Jaws of Life used to extricate seriously-injured driver
Harwich rescue personnel work to extricate driver seriously injured after his truck hit a tree in East Harwich. (Harwich Fire Dept. photo)

From Harwich Fire Department Deputy Chief David LeBlanc:

At 14:10 the Harwich Fire Department and Harwich Police Department responded to Route 39 and Church Street for a reported single vehicle crash into a tree. Initial reports indicated injuries.

First arriving Police Officers confirmed serious injuries. Lieutenant Walorz arrived on the first ambulance, assumed Command and immediately confirmed serious injuries and the need for the Jaws of Life to extricate the patient. Due to the severity of the crash, extrication took a considerable amount of time. Because of the extent of the injuries, the patient was flown to Boston by Boston Med Flight.

Fire Department units remained on scene until the vehicle was safe. Harwich Police continued the investigation using the Regional Reconstruction team.

No further information is available as to the condition of the patient.

[See Harwich Fire Department photos below]


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