Woman Trapped in Car For Two Hours on I-79
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on April 03, 2013 @ 11:17AM
Created on April 02, 2013 @ 8:38PM
It took emergency crews two hours to extricate a woman from her SUV and get her into a nearby helicopter after an accident on I-79 in Marion County.
It happened on Tuesday around 6:00 p.m., on the southbound side just before the East Park exit ramp.
According to the driver of an 18-wheeler, the woman tried to pass him in the left lane. He told 5 News he didn't see her vehicle because she was in his blind spot. He started moving over and that's when the woman went off the road and into a sign pole. He isn't sure if the two made contact.
A man driving home from work pulled over and rushed to see if the middle aged woman was alright. He said he expected the worst, but was relieved to see she was conscious and alert. She told him she was having chest pains, but could feel her toes. The pole cut through the vehicle and stopped at the top of the dash, pushing the dash and steering wheel into the woman.
Traffic was slow, but only one lane on each side of the interstate was shut down. The woman was flown by HealthNet to Ruby Memorial Hospital with leg injuries. State Police is investigating.
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