Units from South Sumter stations and many other agencies answered a call for help in the City Limits of York.  York Police and Fire arrived on scene at I 20-59 and Alabama 17 to find a patient trapped between two 18 wheelers.  Members from the Sumter County Rescue Squad as well as the Northstar Ambulance Service worked for around and hour to free the trapped victim from the accident.  The extrication was complicated by the fact that the victim’s vehicle was wedged between the other two vehicles and Simmons Wrecker service was required to free the vehicle.  The patient was transferred to MedFlight and flown to a trauma center.  The victim is expected to make a full recovery. 

Preparing to extricate the patient.


The tractor from the second 18 wheeler.

MedFlight landing at the scene.