Patient Care

Multiple agencies work together to immobilize the driver of a pickup truck who became entrapped after being involved in a two-car collision near Central Islip, N.Y. The driver, who was found supine in the overturned vehicle, complained of neck and back pain. Crews from the Suffolk County Police Department, Suffolk County Police Emergency Service section and Hauppauge Fire Department extricated the patient. A crew from Central Islip Hauppauge Volunteer Ambulance (CIHVA) service fully immobilized the patient and transported him with minor injuries to Southside Hospital on Long Island.