I77 North Pin-In
Guest Photographer - Scott Powell
Here is a 10-50 pin in on I-77 north this
evening. Two cars were pulled onto the emergency strip with car trouble
when a pickup veered into their parked vehicles. A total of three
victims were airlifted - 2 to Baptist and 1 to CMC. A female patient was
pinned in the vehicle for app. 12 minutes after arrival of Iredell Rescue.
We cut the top off, removed driver and passenger door and pushed the seat back
to gain access and removal. Ebenezer VFD provided a foam blanket due to
heavy gas leakage in the vehicle with the pin in. Harmony VFD responded
and assisted EVFD with the landing zone for both helos. Iredell EMS
responded with 3 ALS units, Iredell Rescue responded with a heavy and light
crash truck and an ambulance. I-77 was blocked for app. 1 to 1 1/2 hours
tending to the accident.