Off-duty firefighter helps save man hurt in crash

The firefighter, with the help of two off-duty nurses, stabilized the man; responding crews extricated the man from the car

New Hampshire Union Leader

MEREDITH, N.H. — Two off-duty nurses and an off-duty Berlin firefighter are being credited with helping to stabilize a man who was injured in a rollover crash off of the northbound lane of Interstate 93 Thursday afternoon. 

New Hampton Fire Chief Michael Drake said the driver of a Volkswagen Jetta was feared to be seriously injured at the scene of the accident, which occurred at about 2:30 p.m. in the northbound lane of the highway near mile marker 67.2.

Arriving at the scene first, as New Hampton is closer to the accident scene than Meredith, Drake said he found that two state nurses and a Berlin firefighter had stopped at the accident scene and were aiding the driver, whose car was rolled over on its roof and was partially crushed. "The nurses and the Berlin firefighter were talking to the driver, and had his information to us when we arrived," Drake said. "They provided a valuable service."

Full story: Nurses, off-duty firefighter assist crash victim in rollover wreck on I-93 in Meredith

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