SUV vs House
Perth Church Rd, Troutman, NC


The incident occurred when a SUV with a female driver who possibly had a medical condition and the vehicle left the roadway and went straight into the house.  It didn't appear brakes were applied.  The driver was pinned in the vehicle and rescue personnel removed the driver's side door and B-column to extricate the driver.  It appeared that there were ankle injuries to the patient.  The patient was transported by Iredell County EMS to the hospital.  Units from Troutman Fire & Rescue, Troutman Police Dept, and the NC SHP were on the scene.


Vehicle at the house
Working with the Hurst tool to get the door off.
Working with Hurst tool to get door off

The door coming off

Getting the door off the pin

Getting the tools ready

Door loose and coming off.

Using the pedal cutter to free the foot

Rescue workers in vehicle - Battery ejected from vehicle

Front end of the vehicle.

Track of the vehicle from the roadway

Crushed front end of the vehicle and hole in house from impact.

Discussions after the patient freed.

Units on the scene.

Inside the vehicle.

Porch was moved over from impact.



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