I was sound asleep when we got paged out for an accident involving a possible "ejection." I've never heard them say that word over the pager before so I knew it would be something good. We had a decent small crew and got to Route 80 pretty quick. Hackensack was already finishing up their extrication which indicated they had been on seen already before we got toned out.
Upon closer inspection it was a silver Jeep Commander and the windshield was forced out to a point, indicating someone definitely slammed their head or body up against it with enough force for it to separate from the dashboard at the base where they meet. We stood around waiting for some work but I mentioned we should step back and give Hackensack some space.
The only time I did anything was when the Hackensack guys pulled out the hydrollic spreaders just to pop the hood, when I stepped up and got my hand under it and was able to feel and release the hatch. Sometimes people are quick to pull out the destructive tools without trying easier, obvious methods first - something Lance taught me a long time ago, god rest his soul. He was good at taking young guys under his wing and showing them how to keep their cool and not overlook obvoius things on the fire scene.
The rear of the truck had blood on it and a pool of blood on the ground and the side rear door had been removed or extrication purposes. As far as I know, there was only one victim who was dead, and I watched as they carried his limp body away on a board. That's the second fatality I've seen in an MVA in a year.