Back in 1998 my husband and I belonged to a rural fire department and were toned out at 6 am in the morning to a reported serious MVA. We arrived on scene and at first were told to stay on the rescue squad but instead we exited the rescue to see what we had.
We were confronted by an elderly gentleman who at first thought it was a Halloween prank until he approached the vehicle and seen what happened. At first the car started out with six people in it who had left a bar. Four people were dropped off before the accident and the remaining two continued on their way. The driver of the vehicle sped down a back road lost control and barrel rolled until coming to stop in the gentleman’s front yard.
The driver was still sitting in his seat but was tossed around and his body twisted around and his head was in the ground. His passenger was on the ground and his body was twisted in a fashion I had never seen before. His waist down was facing down toward the ground and his upper body was facing toward the sky with his head between his right arm and chest. They both died at the scene and died on impact.
The passengers hat was hanging on the cross bar that was between the front and back door of the vehicle. My husband made one cut and the car was in two pieces. Come to find out it was a Chevy Camaro and was bondoed together. I can still see and draw the scene in my mind as this was the worst call of my ems career.
Please everyone open up and talk to someone about tour problems your not alone you have all of us to listen!
– Story written by Yavonne Relyea, EMT-B, in for 7 years, out for 13 1/2