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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Coudersport Dispatched For Snowmobile Accident On North Hollow Heights


2/21/201512:27 AMMOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT NORTH HOLLOW HTS SWEDEN TWP
At 12:32 AM on Saturday, Coudersport Dept. 48 & Medic 6 dispatched to North Hollow Heights for a snowmobile accident on the roadway. 
COUDERSPORT FIRE RESCUE & AMBULANCE WITH MEDIC 6 DISPATCHED.
CORONER CALLED TO SCENE. 
 Sweden Township Police Department

A 52 yo man died as a result of blunt force trauma near the Sweden Hill rd x North Hollow Heights intersection early this morning following a single vehicle crash on private property, snowmobile trail, Investigation continues, more details will follow pending further notification of family.
Assisted at the scene by Cdspt Fire/Rescue, CVAA, Medic 6, Potter Co. Coroner Kevin Dusenbury, Kightlinger Motors.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Three snowmobile accidents today. Praying for them all. Please be careful out there.

Anonymous said...

3 snowmobile accidents in 1 day....2 of which the patient ended up in a helicopter for a broke bone. Can someone explain why a person is getting sent in a helicopter for a fractured bone? Isn't Dr. Gianotti able to fix that here? I truly just don't understand. I would be furious if i had to pay to be flown out for a medical procedure that could be fixed here at home.

Anonymous said...

Mechanism of injury. Coudersport is not a trauma center

Anonymous said...

Head injury in the one don't know about the other

Anonymous said...

lots of profit in helicopter rides

it is all about profit !!

Anonymous said...

2:51 that is an interesting observation. We are very fortunate to have Champion Orthopedics providing some services locally. The flip side is that what was once a Coudersport-based medical practice has expanded into a large regional provider that services collegiate athletic teams and other hospitals. It is just another lesson in "corporate medicine."
No disrespect to the great talents of the personnel at Champion. We are fortunate to have the share of their time and skills that we do have. And they are very important to Charles Cole Hospital's bottom line, so you won't see Cole exerting any control.
Cole has the sacred cows in the administration sucking out huge salaries so they need the money to keep coming in. I could list their names here but the comment would probably be axed by the moderator. I do know what I am talking about and so do most people who work there. Most of them are still there from 3 years ago when it was exposed on here who they were. One of them who basically came in on his wife's coattails a few years ago and was a total goof-off drawing a large salary has recently retired. Now the CEO will need a new buddy I guess.
We will see if that is just the first step in correcting this travesty. I doubt it.

Anonymous said...

@2:51 - The coroner was called to the scene of this accident, so obviously someone lost their life. Relatively speaking, I wouldn't be complaining about having to pay for a helicopter for a broken bone.

Anonymous said...

I could possibly be a fractured femur, in which case it is life threatening.. It can severe the femural artery..

Anonymous said...

Many times when a helicopter is called in it's because a series of injuries or because of the mechanism of the injury that makes the emergency crew believe there may be some thing more life threating going on. They are not called in for giggles... Cole is a great resource for our community but it is NOT a trama hospital. Why not get your loved ones where they can be seen & treated immediately for their injuries rather than have them wait to get transferred out anyway.

Anonymous said...

Deepest Sympathy to the Family, Trails have a light coat of snow with ice under it, Be Careful out there

Anonymous said...

RIP Friend. You were one of a kind and will be missed.

Anonymous said...

Prayers going out to this mans family and friends. He was a great guy!!

Anonymous said...

My friend was killed in this and you are complaining about a helicopter?!Wish a helicopter could of saved him!!

Anonymous said...

For the 2:51 post. You don't know all the details of the person who was sent in the chopper. They probably had conditions that the doctors felt they didn't have the equipment to take care of the patient if something arose or maybe the fracture needed more extensive care than what can be given here.

Anonymous said...

Two of which had broken bones and multiple other injuries that Cole memorial is not prepared to deal with

Anonymous said...

Because he hit a log truck and his helmet was scuffed up. Cole Memorial can not deal with head injuries. If it was my loved one I'd want the same thing done. Oh and since it was my son who the guy hit I'm thankful they flew him out. I would hate for my son to have to deal with the death of the man who hit him.

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! The ignorance of some people just absolutely amazes me!!! Somebody lost their life and it is more important to complain about what a helicopter was called in for...this man was somebody's son, brother, father, etc... People should be more concerned with showing a little compassion and sending their thoughts and prayers and condolences to friends and family...So very sorry for the loss that his friends and family now have to endure. You have my deepest sympathy...

Anonymous said...

Snowmobiles should be outlawed. They are noisy, smelly, dangerous and it seems like the majority of their owners are wreckless, dangerous and rude.

pattronetti said...

Shame on everyone of you heartless people complaint about helicopters, stinky sleds and Charles Cole executives. This man I my friend and we were all together right before this happened. His family and friends are heartbroken and you chose to post petty comments on this announcement???

Anonymous said...

If it was the femur. Couderaport can fix it. I went to coudy when I broke mine.

Anonymous said...

You people are absolutely heartless. How cowardly can you be to sit behind a computer screen and complain about Charles Cole and Helicopters when an innocent person lost his life? Shame on you. How would you feel if this was a family member or friend of yours and people said any of this? My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to his family.

Smokey the Bar said...

WOW, I really don't think the person was questioning flying out a major trauma victim. I had the same question. Why fly for a broken bone? I know a person who ended up with a quadriceps BRUISE from skiing. That person was flown from Holiday Valley. Now faced with a multi-thousand dollar bill. Unfortunately, with any activity there are gong to be injuries and sadly a person passed away doing what, I am sure they loved. My condolences to their family and, friends, fellow riders and EMS crew.
What was posted here yesterday, and I saw it like 2:51. There were two people flown out, 1 broken arm and 1 broken leg. They simply asked why and the protocol for flying. Most of you people sit here and wait to pounce on anyone who has a different opinion than your own. Remember what Thumper said" "If you can't say nothin' nice, don't say nothin' at all" Let's start a new trend here. Try to be nice to everyone, compliment them on their great question, compliment them on their thoughtful comment. Don't just immediately belittle and berate. Smokey says "Don't smoke"