01-16-2012
Overturned Vehicle
I77NB at 42mm

 

The SUV was going northbound on I77 and appears to have hit the guard rail on the northboound side, going airborne, and then flipping in the median.  There were two people in vehcicle.  The female was walking around on the scene, and male driver was in the driver's seat.  The patient was extricated, packaged for air transport, and taken by CMC helicopter to Carolina Medical Center.  The helicopter did run some crosswinds when landing and taking off.  Units from Troutman Fire & Rescue, Shepherds Fire Dept, Iredell County EMS, NC SHP, and NC Imap.

 


Vehicle over the guard rail.

Heavy damage to the vehicle.

Getting the patient out of the vehicle.

Putting both patients on backboards.

Getting the driver on the backboard.

Helicopter coming into the site.

Helicopter being caught in the crosswind.

Leaning to one side due to the wind.

Flight Nurses

Getting the patient ready to fly.

Iredell County Paramedic

Heading to Charlotte - winds still blew helicopter.

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