For Immediate Release: Chief Jenifer Collins-Brown reposts that this morning at 8:29 AM, the North Shore Regional Emergency Communication Center dispatched Topsfield Police and Fire Departments to a house on Andrews Road for a report of a medical aid, callers were reporting that a person was wedged between a vehicle and building. While companies were enroute to the scene, dispatchers updated them that the patient was reported to be unresponsive and not breathing. Minutes later, Topsfield Police Officers Bell and Gahagan arrived and initiated CPR with bystanders. At 8:34 AM, Topsfield’s Ambulance-2 arrived with firefighters Hallinan and Dalissandro who reported that CPR was in progress and began administering pre-hospital emergency medical care at the BLS level. This was followed by ALS care once off-duty firefighter/paramedics arrived as well as Topsfield’s Ambulance-1 who were freed up from an earlier emergency. The patient was transported by Topsfield Fire EMTs and Paramedics to Beverly Hospital where the emergency room staff was able to continue treatment for stabilization until the patient could be moved to a facility with a higher level of care, in Boston. Preliminary investigation by the Topsfield Police Department and Massachusetts State Police indicate some sort of accident occurring at the patient’s home, resulting in a collision involving a vehicle and the wall of the garage causing serious injuries to the victim. In support of the effort and the victim, Topsfield’s newly sworn Town Administrator Kevin Harutunian reacted by saying: “Thank you to the Town of Topsfield’s first responders for their hard work today. Our thoughts are with the victim and family at this time.” The hearts of the members of Topsfield’s public safety team go out to the victim and her family, as always we hope for the best possible outcome for everyone involved.
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