LWFD Recipient of Edward Hospital's EMS Run of the Quarter

LWFD received the honor of being Edward Hospital's EMS Run of the Quarter for April-June 2019.  On June 9, LWFD responded to a report of a semi-truck and trailer which had rolled over on eastbound I-88 near the Highland Ave. off ramp. Crews found the heavily damaged vehicle positioned driver-side down in a water-filled ditch. The truck driver was trapped in the wreckage with severe injuries extending from his left hip to his left foot. Good Samaritan Hospital's Level 1 Critical Care Transport Team sent a trauma doctor and orthopedic surgeon to provide care for the patient’s injuries during the 2+ hour extrication process. The patient was ultimately released from the hospital about three weeks later to continue rehabilitation.