07-22-04
I77 at 49mm
Truck overturned.

A horse trailer appeared to have had a tire blowout and that caused the SUV to loose control.  The horse trailer jack-knifed and to miss the trailer, a U-Haul truck swerved, went up a hill, and then overturned.  There were multiple injured persons who were transported to local hospitals.  There was a dog in the truck, and a horse and cat in the horse trailer.  The interstate was shut down for about 1 hour.  Units from Iredell County EMS, Iredell County Rescue, Wayside Fire Dept, and Troutman Fire/Rescue responded to the scene.  The NC SHP handled the accident.

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Horse trailer and SUV hung up on the guard rail as wrecker attempts to pull it off.

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Rescue workers assist patients from the truck.

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Closer look at the front end of the SUV on the guard rail.

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Blown tire that caused the start of the incident.

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Front end of the SUV on the guard rail.

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Rescue workers look for a way into the truck to rescue the dog.

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Getting the patient ready for transport.

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Another view of rescue workers at work.

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Getting the inside lane cleared by the wrecker.

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The horse was treated for minor cuts on it's chest.

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Windshield being removed to get dog out of cab. 

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The dog as he comes out of the cab is a little surprised by all the rescue workers.

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The dog being calmed after his incident and rescue.

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Items coming out of the rear of the truck being looked at by firemen.

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Troopers on scene work to sort out the incident and get measurements.

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