BSO AIR RESCUE RESPONDS TO “THE ALLEY”

April 8, 2009

Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue personnel responded to a rollover crash on Interstate 75 (Alligator Alley) at 11:40 a.m. Tuesday.  The Chevy Malibu landed on its roof about 50 feet off the south shoulder of the highway in Sawgrass near the 27 milepost on I-75. The adult male driver, the only one in the car, was transported by BSO Air Rescue helicopter to Broward General Medical Center in Ft. Lauderdale for treatment of multiple injuries which were believed to be not life-threatening. Both directions of I-75 were shut down for about 20 minutes while the helicopter landed on the roadway to transport the patient. The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the single vehicle crash.

Photos by Mike Jachles/Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue

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Photo caption – Broward Sheriff firefighter/paramedics and flight medics treat the male driver from the rollover vehicle while BSO Air Rescue lands in the southbound lanes of I-75 to transport the patient.

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Photo caption – Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue Lt. Pete Medina stands by as BSO Air Rescue lifts off for Broward General Medical Center with the driver of a car that rolled over along I-75 at the 27 milepost.

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