2018 Incidents
Jan 51
Feb 24
Mar 23
Apr 21
May 36
Jun 36
Jul 53
Aug 46
Sep 35
Oct 30
Nov 36
Dec 2
Total 393

Past Incidents
2017 387
2016 433
2015 438
2014 439
2013 464
2012 521
2011 484
2010 507
2009 351
2008 375

Web Counters
Website Visitors
June 25, 2008
Visitors Today
Dec 18, 2018

SUV Crashes into CFD Ambulance During Snow Storm
Email Email Print Print RSS RSS Facebook Google+ Twitter

By Web Team
January 7, 2017

On Saturday, January 7th, the first major snow storm of the season began covering the roadways of the Eastern End of Long Island.

With the snow accumulations expected to drop 8-12 inches across the area, snow began to fall shortly after 10:00 a.m. At approximately 10:15 am the Cutchogue Fire Department was dispatched for an EMS alarm in Cutchogue Village to treat a person who had fallen in a parking lot.

After transporting the patient to Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport for treatment, Ambulance 8-5-17 was traveling westbound on County Route 48 in Greenport, when an oncoming vehicle traveling eastbound lost control on the snow covered roadway and began to spin out of control.

The SUV spun helplessly into the path of the oncoming ambulance and was struck on the passenger side causing significant damage to both vehicles.

Because the ambulance was traveling at a slow speed, the driver was able to take some evasive actions to help minimize the impact.

The two EMT's aboard the ambulance were wearing their seat belts and were not injured.

They immediately radioed in the crash and began to treat the 3 passengers in the other vehicle until the Greenport and Southold Fire Departments were able to arrive on scene.

The three passengers were transported to Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport with minor injuries.

The two members of the Cutchogue Fire Department were evaluated by medical personnel at the Scene and released.

Ambulances from East Marion Fire Department and Stony Brook University Hospital also assisted at the scene.

The roadway was closed for almost 2 hours until the vehicles could be towed from the scene.

The cause of the crash was investigated by the Southold Town Police Department and there was no patient in the ambulance at the time of the crash.

The Officers and Members of the Cutchogue Fire Department would like to thank the all of the Departments involved and all others who have expressed their concern for our members following the accident.

Units: Ambulance 8-5-17
Hyperlinks: Suffolk Times
No Caption
No Caption
No Caption
No Caption
No Caption
No Caption
No Caption
No Caption
No Caption

Comment Comment 1 Comment(s)

Harrison January 11, 2017 at 9:17 PM
Good thing none of the crew was hurt. How are things looking for the ambulance itself? I assume it will be OOS for a decent amount of time.

Website Designed and Hosted By Content Proudly Maintained By Contact Info
Firehouse Solutions

Cutchogue Fire District
260 New Suffolk Rd.
Cutchogue, New York 11935

Emergency Dial 911
Station: (631)-734-6907
District Fax: (631)-734-7079
Copyright © 2018 Firehouse Solutions (A Service of Technology Reflections, Inc.)