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Person Pulled From Sandwich Wreck After Three Hour Extrication

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Two people were seriously injured after a pick-up truck struck and wrapped around a utility pole on Main Street in Sandwich, Massachusetts late Saturday. Photo by David G. Curran)

Two people were seriously injured after a pick-up truck struck and wrapped around a utility pole on Main Street in Sandwich, Massachusetts late Saturday. Photo by David G. Curran)

SANDWICH (CBS) – It took firefighters three hours to remove a person trapped in a crash late Saturday.

Captain Scott Ames said firefighters found a pickup truck into a telephone pole around 11 p.m. The force of the crash, snapped the pole in half and left it barely attached and brought wires down around the vehicle.

Ames said the vehicle was also “wrapped around” the pole.

The driver of the truck was pulled from the vehicle through the truck’s back window. Firefighters found a second passenger, who was under the first passenger on the passenger side of the truck.

Because the pole was hanging over the passenger side and part of the vehicle was wrapped around the pole, it took firefighters three hours to remove the car from the pole and then the passenger from the truck.

Ames said it was the longest extrication he had ever done.

The driver was taken by ambulance to South Shore Hospital. The passenger, who was conscious when pulled from the vehicle, was flown to Beth Israel.

There was damage to a nearby house in the crash and power remained out to most of the neighborhood Sunday morning.

Police have not identified the two people.

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