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LTVFD extricates driver in two vehicle accident

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Liberty Township 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 treatment.

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.

 

 

Posted 3/12/2020

 
 
 
 

 

 

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