Wednesday, March 21, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE -- A two-vehicle collision that entrapped a driver turned out to be a case of right place, right time serendipity for responding firefighters Wednesday morning, officials said.
The crash happened about 9:30 a.m. in the 600 block of Grayson Highway near downtown Lawrenceville. A man driving a Ford station wagon struck a turning donut delivery truck and became entrapped, officials said.
Firefighters quickly extricated the man using "Jaws of Life" equipment. He was evaluated by paramedics at the scene and, like the donut truck driver, was transported in stable condition to Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, said Fire Department spokesman Lt. Eric Eberly.
Neither driver was identified.
Eberly said his department's quick response -- firefighters were on scene in less than three minutes -- was due to the fact that firefighters were performing a senior citizen wellness check at a Kroger store nearby.
To interface with the community and deliver "health and life safety emergency messages" is one of the department's core duties, Eberly said.