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Photo courtesy Grass Valley Fire Department

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. January 4, 2019 – Grass Valley Engines 1 and 2, Battalion 1 and Sierra Nevada Medics responded to a reported vehicle accident in the 12000 Block of McCourtney Road this morning at 9:00 am.

Engine 1 arrived to find a single vehicle over the side with one occupant trapped, an air ambulance was requested due to the injuries of the occupant.

Firefighters used Holmatro (jaws of life) tools to systematically remove the doors and roof of the vehicle to enable access to the occupant.

Firefighters and medics removed the injured occupant for transport to air ambulance which had landed at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

The occupant was transported by air ambulance to a local trauma center.

All units were released at 9:45 am.