EMERGENCY services rushed to assist an elderly man trapped inside his car after driving over an embankment at Two Bays Road, Mount Eliza last week.
Baxter Fire Brigade captain Damien Willmott said the station was among the first to respond, 3pm, Tuesday 20 April. They were assisted by Moorooduc CFA, Fire Rescue Victoria Frankston and other brigades, the High Angle Rescue Team, SES Frankston Unit, police and Ambulance Victoria.
The high-angle team rescued the 82-year-old driver, of McCrae, who had been visiting friends whose house, with gravel driveway, is at the top of a steep hill. He failed to take a sharp turn in the rain and drove over the embankment before colliding with a tree. The crews carried the man up a steep embankment where he was assessed by paramedics.
“The incident was an impressive show of co-operation through a multi-agency response with 39 staff and volunteers on scene working together for 2.5 hours,” Lieutenant Willmott said.
Seven days earlier at 8am Tuesday 13 April Baxter Fire Brigade crews rushed to clean up a diesel spill after a collision led to a lane closure on Moorooduc Highway. Also on the scene were Fire Rescue Victoria Frankston, police and ambulance crews.
The CFA has issued a reminder to drivers to slow to 40kph when passing emergency vehicles with their lights flashing.