Elwood Rd, Statesville
Car through guard rail

Guest Photographer - Dennis White N4WHK
IC ARES Emergency Coordinator
WXSpots Coordinator

The accident happened on Elmwood Rd 06/07/08 around 19:30.  The vehicle went through a wooden guard rail on a bridge and landed in the creek.  The woman driving was charged with DUI.  There was the driver and 2 small children.  One child was airlifted to Baptist hospital by Baptist AirCare.  The second child was taken via ambulance to Davis Hospital.  This was a single vehicle accident.  Units from Cool Springs Fire Dept, Wayside Fire Dept, Iredell County Rescue, Iredell County EMS, Baptist AirCare, and NC SHP were on the scene.

Units fill up narrow road.

Ladders used to get to van in the creek.

Vehicle in the creek.

Cool Springs truck on the bridge where vehicle went through railing.

Patient is packaged in a Stokes basket to be taken up the ladder.

Pulling the Stokes basket up the ladder to be taken to the ambulance.

Units lined up at the scene.

AirCare unit landed in the field.

Packing up after the rescue.


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