Londonderry (NH) Fire, Derry Fire, and New Hampshire State Police responded to a single-vehicle MVA on Interstate 93 south just north of Exit 5. A passenger car veered from the high-speed lane into the wood line on the right side of the highway and crashed into several trees. The vehicle was wedged between multiple trees with one occupant heavily entrapped. I-93 was shut down so that Boston MedFlight could land on the highway just south of the accident. Additional heavy rescue equipment came from Manchester. More than a dozen firefighters used multiple handtools and hydraulic tools to work on extricating the driver. The victim was placed in a waiting ambulance so that paramedics could stabilize him before he was loaded into the helicopter. After approximately 30 minutes he was transferred to the Boston MedFlight helicopter and flown to a Boston hospital with life-threatening injuries.

– Fire News photo by Jeffrey Hastings