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Passenger in Two-Vehicle Collision Was Trauma Alerted to Hospital in Ocala

On Sept. 30, at approximately 6:14 p.m., Ocala Fire Rescue’s Engine 1, Rescue 1, Tower 1, Battalion Chief 11 and a Safety Officer responded to a vehicle accident on West Silver Springs Blvd. and NW 30th Ave.

Upon arrival, units found a two-vehicle collision involving a black pick-up truck with moderate front damage and a black compact SUV with heavy passenger side damage.

Two adults and three children were in the pick-up truck, and two adults were in the SUV. The passenger of the SUV needed extrication.

Crews secured the scene.

Tower 1 assisted Engine 1 in setting up for extrication while Rescue 1 assessed patient status.

Engine 1 and Tower 1 used cutters and spreaders to remove both doors on the passenger’s side and the post in between. Once access to the passenger was gained, Rescue 1 prepared the passenger for transport.

The passenger of the SUV was trauma alerted to the hospital, according to Florida Police Scanner.

The driver of the SUV and all five pick-up truck occupants were taken to the hospital for evaluation.

The Ocala Police Department and Marion County Fire Rescue also responded.

*Photo taken by A. Ortiz and M. Magee