Shiloh Church Rd/Amity Hill Rd
Statesville, NC
Car vs. Tree - Entrapment

The vehicle came to a T-intersection and did not stop, going into the tree.  The vehicle had a husband & wife in it.  The husband had a cut on his head, but was ambulatory on the scene.  The had slid up under the dash and was entrapped in the vehicle.  The decision was made to remove the roof to extricate her from the vehicle.  It took about 45 minutes to get her free of the car.  Both patients were transported to the hospital.  Units from Troutman Fire & Rescue, Wayside Fire Dept, and NC SHP responded to the scene.


Vehicle into the tree.

Cutting the windshield out of the vehicle.

Starting the cuts on the roof.

Cutting the C post

Cut complete, and removing the roof.

Making cuts around the front to put in ram.

Extending the ram and pushing the dash forward.

Getting the backboard in place to get patient out.

A view after the patient was extricated.

View of working area.

Rescue units on scene.

Front end of the car.