On September 3, 2016, the Southold Fire Department was dispatched for an MVA with entrapment. Responding units found a two-car collision in the vicinity of Williamsburg Drive with one driver deceased and the other severely entangled within her vehicle. Chief James Rich immediately called for a Suffolk County Police medevac helicopter to respond and for Cutchogue to provide stand-by ambulance coverage. Under the direction of Chief Rich and Assistant Chief Goldsmith, Southold’s Heavy Rescue Team spent over 90 minutes carefully peeling the vehicle away from the trapped driver so that she could be transported via Southold Ambulance to Station Two for the flight to the trauma unit at Stony Brook University Hospital.                       

-Fire News photo by Edward Boyd