A one vehicle roll over accident on Trail Creek Road at 0212 Sunday morning resulted in a call out of Fort Ellis Fire Rescue assisted by Bozeman Fire Medic One and Reach Air Medical Services. The northbound vehicle traveling at high speed left the road and rolled down a steep embankment to land upside down, partially submerged in Meadow Creek. Two occupants self extricated with minor injuries but one was trapped in the car. Fort Ellis firefighters deployed battery operated jaws-of-life tools to gain access to the vehicle and after extricating the patient, used low angle rescue rope techniques to haul the patient to the roadway. Medic One paramedics assisted with patient care and evaluation and who was then flown to Bozeman Hospital by Reach Air Medical Services.
Fort Ellis Chief Mike Cech thanks the Bozeman Fire Department, Reach Air Medical Services, the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office and the Montana Highway Patrol for their assistance and reminds travelers that they and their families should wear seat belts at all times. In this case, the patient may not have been wearing a seat belt which contributed to injuries.