Release By Carlisle Fire Company
On the afternoon of Monday, September 12, EMS crews from Carlisle were dispatched to a traumatic injury that involved a five year old female with a crush injury while riding a bike. Upon arrival on scene, the EMS crew made contact with the five year old female and observed that her foot was trapped between the petals and the kickstand holder on the bike requiring the assistance from the fire department with rescue equipment. The five year old female remained trapped for a period of ten to fifteen minutes and while trapped was experiencing pain from the crush injury.
Despite the severity of pain, the female patient advised that the bicycle she was on did not belong to her but belonged to her nine year old sister. The EMS crew then requested the assistance from the fire company for extrication purposes. Due to a crowd, Milford Police were also requested for crowd control. The crews on scene decided to keep the five year-old patient comfortable and utilize the Hurst extrication tools to free the patient from the bicycle. The five year old patient was eventually freed from the bicycle and transported to Milford Memorial Hospital for evaluation.
After hearing about the incident through discussion the incident, the Houston Fire Company provided a bicycle to the nine year old child whose bicycle was cut apart for rescue purposes. The parents of this child thanked the Carlisle Fire Company for their assistance in this emergency and to the Houston Fire Company for their generous donation. The five year old sister was happy that her sister received a new bicycle and she is currently in a cast awaiting additional follow up with physicians.