04-01-2007
Lewis Ferry Rd
Car vs. telephone pole and tree

This incident occurred late at night as a vehicle with 3 people in it lost control and hit a telephone pole, snapping it off and then hitting a tree.  Two of the people were seriously injured and one was DOA.  The power lines were down on the vehicle and were still hot. It took about 30 minutes for the power company to arrive and cut power so extrication of the DOA could be done.  West Iredell Fire, Troutman Fire & Rescue, Iredell County Rescue, Iredell County Sheriff, and NC State Patrol responded.


Vehicle was upside down - impact of pole seen in door.


Bottom of the vehicle.


Truck and cones blocking down power lines.


Tree was hit about 6' up.


Using the spreader to get the door open.


Removing the door.


Removing door from other side of car.


The spreader is left to keep door opened.


Door shows how deep pole went into vehicle.

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