First Responders describe Boston bus crash
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Boston emergency responders including Philip Wong, one of the first EMTs on the scene are speaking out following that horrifying bus crash over the weekend along Soldiers Field Road that left dozens trapped and in trouble.
Wong first found a female victim covered in glass.
“I ran to her and tried to console her ‘cause she was screaming and yelling. I pulled away all the debris away from her to assess her condition and noticed she was a critical patient and had to call for additional help to try to get her out of there as soon as possible,” said Wong.
Emergency responders arrived to a chaotic scene with dozens of young people pinned inside the crushed coach bus. The impact pushed the entire roof more than eight feet before the overhead luggage bins pancaked onto passengers unable to get out. Boston EMS trying to calm frightened passengers down
“They take care of them, they calm them down. This is what the EMTs and paramedics do every day for people. Now they just have to do it for a lot of people in one spot,” said Deputy Superintendent Edmund Hassan, Boston EMS.
More than 60 emergency responders were on the scene working feverishly to save lives and help get those trapped victims out of the wreckage and off to the hospital.
“There is no break, there is no rehab, until that last patient is transported to the hospital,” said Hassan.
Emergency responders said it is amazing that no lives were lost in the crash. A 17-year-old boy is listed in critical condition.
The police investigation is ongoing.