12-13-04
Car vs. Tree
Pilch Road

Two elderly ladies lost control of their vehicle, hit a culvert becoming airborne, snapping off a stop sign, then hitting a tree.  There was no entrapment and the injuries appeared to minor.  Units from Troutman, Wayside, and Iredell County EMS responded to the scene.

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Looking at scene from culvert.

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Checking out the patients and getting them ready to be transported.

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The nose of the care shows the impact point with the tree.

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EMS & Rescue unit stand in the background as workers get the patients ready.

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The damage point to the vehicle is in one area.

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Multiple firemen assist in getting the patient onto the backboard.

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Coming from around the curve, off the road until it was launched across the road, hitting the stop sign, and then the tree.

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Rescue & fire personnel assembled around the patients.

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Pulling on the door to give as much room to get the patient out from under the wheel.

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Once extricated, the patient is loaded into the ambulance.

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Impact point with the tree that did the majority of the damage to the vehicle.

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Looking into the interior of the vehicle shows the air bags that were activated.

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