Halifax Police and Fire first responders put in a busy week with three reported drug overdoses. The incidents were unrelated. In each situation, patients were treated, two with NARCAN. All three were taken to local hospitals.
There were two auto crashes, at the same location.
A Halifax man with potentially life-threatening injuries was freed using the “Jaws of Life” to free the man trapped in his vehicle after crashing into a tree on Thompson St., Rte. 105, at the intersection of Walnut St., just before 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19.
The driver, whose name was not released at press time, was alone in his SUV.
The man was conscious and suffering from multi-system trauma.
After removing the passenger side door, crews were able to reach him. He was transported by Halifax EMS to Boston Medical Center. Due to poor weather, medical helicopters were not available to fly, according to Halifax Fire Chief Jason Viveiros.
At the same location on Thompson Street, Friday night at 5:59 p.m., a 46 year old man was taken to Brockton Hospital with non-life threatening injuries following a single car motor vehicle accident, hitting a tree.