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Odom South Extrication

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02 February 2007 MVA
At 10 a.m. Friday morning (Feb. 2), Maumelle Police & Fire Communications received numerous 911 calls reporting a single-vehicle accidents near the intersection of South Odom Blvd. and Club Manor Drive. Maumelle firefighters responded and were on scene in less than three minutes. Upon arriving, they found a single vehicle with the occupant still inside.
   

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02 February 2007 MVA
Firefighters gained access to the driver and lone occupant through the back seat and immediately began emergency medical care. The front doors of the SUV were jammed shut during the collision -- when the vehicle left the eastbound lanes of South Odom and struck a tree head-on. Maumelle firefighters used hydraulic rescue tools -- commonly referred to as the "Jaws of Life" -- to force open the front driver door so the driver could be removed.
   

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02 February 2007 MVA

The impact of the SUV with the tree sent debris flying dozens of yards past the collision site.
   

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02 February 2007 MVA
The driver was transported by Metropolitan EMS to a local hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening. The accident was the first extrication for Maumelle firefighters in 2007. The Maumelle Fire Department responded to 73 motor vehicle accidents in 2006, including four that required the use of the Jaws of Life to allow for the rescue of the occupant(s).
   

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