03-26-06
Interstate Rollover
I77 at 47mm

A Ford Explorer was involved in a one vehicle accident.  The vehicle appears to have left the road, hit the embankment causing it to roll.  The vehicle hit a culvert which appeared to cause a lot of the damage to the top of the SUV.  The driver had a possible broken leg and possible internal injuries.  A helicopter was going to meet the ambulance at the hospital.  The driver's son appeared to just have minor injures.    There was severe damage to the vehicle.  Iredell Rescue Squad, Troutman Fire & Rescue, Iredell County EMS, State Highway Patrol, and IMAP units were on the scene.

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Vehicle on side of Interstate as rescue works with patients.

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Each of the patients is treated for their injuries.

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A traction splint was being set up until it was remembered it would not go on a helicopter.

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From the start of where the vehicle left the roadway to where it ended up. Culvert about 1/2 way down.

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This was the culvert that hit the windshield and appears to have caused the roof collapse.

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Tire with tread missing.  All other tires looked in good condition.  I believe tire failed causing accident.

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Wheel where the axle is broken off.

 

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Getting the patient loaded on the stretcher for transport.

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The wrecker pulled the vehicle over.

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The most severe damaged area on the vehicle.

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Roof is jammed down on the driver's side door.

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Looking from the rear of the vehicle.

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Front end damage with bumper into the tire.

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Looking from the passenger side of the vehicle.

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Looking from the front of the vehicle at damage.

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