03-23-04
Car Over An Embankment
Buffalo Shoals Rd @ Davidson Lake

Report came in of a car over an embankment.  At this location, it is about a 35 foot drop off into trees.  First units on the scene found the driver to be in pretty good condition.  The car had left the road, turned on it's side and hit a couple of pine trees.  Heavy briars hindered getting to the patient but the patient was able to walk out on her own.  A witness advised that the driver was going to fast into the curve and lost control, nearly hitting another vehicle head-on.

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Looking over the embankment through the briars to the overturned car.

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Rescue workers find a way down to the vehicle.

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Location where the vehicle went over the embankment.

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EMS unit waiting with the patient to go to the hospital.

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Getting lights set up to work with the vehicle.

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Bottom of vehicle facing the road.  The tree shows damage where the car hit.

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Rescue/Firemen stand by to see what equipment might be needed.

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Wrecker starting to pull vehicle up the embankment.

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Wrecker getting a better position before pull started up steepest part.

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Damage on the tree from the vehicle.  This was about 10 feet up on the tree.

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Damaged front end coming up over the hill.

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Wes watching the vehicle as it comes the last few feet.

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Damaged windshield.

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Rear end of the vehicle showing crumpled rear end.

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Driver side damage where windshield hit the tree.

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Vehicle being hooked up to the wrecker.

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Frank working on getting everything hooked up. Heavy damage to front end.

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Front end damage.

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