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Crews work to free driver after Hoddle Street Crash

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06 Feb 2019
Seven MFB crews worked to free a person who became trapped in a car after a crash on Hoddle Street in Richmond.

Firefighters from Richmond Station arrived on scene in less than five minutes, and quickly requested specialist resources to help free the patient.

Ambulance Victoria Paramedics treated the driver, while Firefighters worked alongside them to release him from the vehicle. They managed to free the patient, who was later taken to hospital in the care of Ambulance Victoria. 

This was an extremely delicate and complicated extrication, and crews were on scene for an extended period. 

Victoria Police are on scene and there are large disruptions to traffic in the surrounding area. 

Hoddle Street southbound, just past York Street is completely blocked, and one lane northbound has also been closed.

The community are advised to avoid the area if possible.

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