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Pickup Truck Pins Motorcyclist After Head-On Crash In Danbury

Danbury firefighters used a new TL-9 device to lift a pickup truck off a motorcyclist who was pinned after a crash.
Danbury firefighters used a new TL-9 device to lift a pickup truck off a motorcyclist who was pinned after a crash. Photo Credit: Danbury Fire Department/Facebook

DANBURY, Conn. — Danbury firefighters used a new tool to lift a pickup truck off a motorcyclist after a head-on collision Monday on Newtown Road.

The 58-year-old Danbury man driving the pickup was given a ticket for failure to yield while making a left turn in the crash on Newtown Road, according to WLAD-AM.

The Bethel motorcyclist was pinned under the front end of the pickup truck and extricated by the Danbury Fire Department, WLAD said. He was then transported to Danbury Hospital for treatment, WLAD said.

The Danbury Fire Department used the Jaws of Life and steel plates along with a newly purchased TL9 device to raise the pickup truck and remove the victim.

"This addition to DFD has provided us added capability with a solid foundation and rapid deployment," the fire department said in a Facebook post.

The TL-9 was designed and manufactured in Connecticut by a retired Waterbury Firefighter.

Click here to read the story at the WLAD-AM website.

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