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Posted on: January 17, 2023

Interstate Rollover Sends One Person to Hospital


On Tuesday, January 17th, 2023 at 9:20am, Watertown Fire Rescue was dispatched to I29 MM 174 for a single vehicle rollover.  One person was reported as thrown from the vehicle and pinned underneath of it.  WFR Medic 1 and Rescue 51 along with local law enforcement responded to the incident.  A WFR ambulance traveling down the interstate returning from another call came across the incident and began to assist the patient.  The WFR EMS crew and South Dakota State Troopers were able to use a jack to lift the vehicle off the person and safely remove them.  The initial responding ambulance was able to take over patient care and transported one patient to a local hospital.  Three other people were in the vehicle during the incident but were unharmed and refused care.    

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