Volunteer firefighters were forced on Wednesday to extricate a person
trapped upside down in a pickup truck following a two-vehicle accident in
the area of U.S. Highway 6 and C.R. 75W.
The crash occurred
at approximately 9 p.m., when the driver of a passenger vehicle turned in
front of the pickup, the LTVFD said in a statement released this morning.
The pickup rolled
and came to rest on its roof, with the driver inside still belted and
hanging upside down. Firefighters “worked on extricating parts of the
vehicle away to carefully remove the patient,” the LTVFD said. The driver
sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to hospital for
The passenger car,
meanwhile, came to rest upright in a ditch. Its two occupants did not
require extrication and were “ambulatory” on firefighters’ arrival. No
injuries were reported to either, the LTVFD said.
“Safety belts are
designed to keep you in place during impact and prevent you from becoming
seriously injured,” the LTVFD added.