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Posted on: September 21, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Firefighters pull two victims from accident at Capital/Columbia

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Incident number: 2023-06616
Type of emergency: Vehicle accident with extrication
Incident date: 9/20/2023
Incident time: 10:56 p.m.
Address/location: Intersection of Capital Avenue SW and Columbia Avenue

Occupied? NA
Owner: NA

Probable cause, if known: High rate of speed
Structure type: NA
Construction type: NA
Estimated property damage: NA
Estimated contents damage: NA
Location/extent of damage: NA

Hazardous materials involved?: NA
Specialized rescues?: Yes - Extrication of passenger and motorcyclist under the vehicle
Vehicles involved: Car and motorcycle

Injuries
Civilian: Two civilians were hurt, and transported to Ascension Borgess Hospital and Bronson Methodist Hospital, both in Kalamazoo
Responder: None

Fatalities
None 

Other information: Engine 4, Rescue 6, and Car 3 were dispatched to a vehicle accident with extrication, involving a motorcycle and car. 

Upon arrival, Battle Creek Firefighters discovered the motorcyclist under the vehicle, and the passenger in the car was pinned inside. Crews performed extrication and, due to the severity of the victims' injuries, BCFD sent two firefighters in the ambulances to continue assisting. 

The condition of those involved is unknown at this time. Battle Creek Police were on the scene providing investigation, crowd, and traffic control. LifeCare Ambulance transported the patients.  

Additional information from Battle Creek Police:
We are not naming the accident victims at this time. The motorcyclist is a 30-year-old Battle Creek man. The passenger in the car is a 38-year-old Battle Creek man.
They were both in critical condition at the scene of the accident, and that is the latest report police have.

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