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'Jaws of Life' Free Man From SUV After Collision on Noyac Road

Victim taken to Southampton Hospital.

A man had to be extricated from his SUV Thursday morning after the impact of a collision with a pickup truck pinned him in the vehicle, according to North Sea Fire Department Chief William Rosko Jr.

Rosko said the fire department was called at 7:30 a.m. to the intersection of Noyac Road and Mullen Hill Lane, where a white Chevrolet pickup truck and a green Jeep Cherokee had struck each other.

The accident was nearly head-on, Rosko said. He explained that the technical expression is an "offset front-end impact."

The impact made it impossible to open the driver's side doors on the Jeep, Rosko said, so firefighters used the 'Jaws of Life' to remove the two doors, and the pillar between the doors.

Southampton Volunteer Ambulance removed the man from the Jeep on a backboard for transportation to the hospital, Rosko said, adding that the victim was conscious and stable. 

Rosko said the driver of the pickup truck was out of the vehicle before he arrived at the scene. Noyac Road was closed between Roses Grove Road and Glen View Drive until about 8:15 a.m.

Rosko said the cause of the accident was not clear.

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