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Sudden Blizzard Causes MCI in Rochester, NY

Sudden blizzard-like conditions on Route 390 caused a forty-seven car pile up just outside of Rochester, NY. Details are still comming in, but at last count there were 27 patients transported, one surgical cardiac arrest.

All initial reports from those on scene indicate scene control and managment along with triage, treatment and transport were well done. The climate at the time of the event was 12 degrees F, with 20-30 mph winds.

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1 comment:

  1. I was one of several that responded to this horrific accident. There are not alot of words to describe it. What I saw was something of a demolition derby of approximately 25 cars in a less than 1/4 mile track with more in the short distance north that were almost invisible. Eerily there was no panic, no screaming, no yelling. It was organized chaos. Everyone that responded did an excellent job at triaging and getting the patients to an ambulance for transport. The final number I received was 47 cars and 27 transports. Kudos to everyone.


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