Two People Cut From Vehicles After Violent Crash
Firefighters and other emergency rescue personnel are equipped with various tools to assist them in extricating crash victims from their vehicles after a violent crash. For decades these tools have helped emergency crews to save lives and to get crash victims out and to treatment as quickly as possible.
ABC 13 in Houston reports that two people had to be cut from their vehicles after surviving a violent crash in northeast Houston last week. Authorities say that the accident happened on Maxey Road near Wallisville Road just after midnight on Thursday, May 16th when the driver of a black pickup truck blew through a red light at an area intersection, hitting a red sedan.
Eyewitnesses to the crash say that the pickup truck struck the passenger vehicle, causing it to flip over multiple times and become wedged underneath an 18 wheeler at the intersection. The big rig had to be moved before firefighters could even get to the victim who was still trapped inside. Emergency crews worked for about an hour to completely extricate the driver from her vehicle.
The driver of the black pickup truck was also trapped inside his vehicle on the passenger side. Authorities say that law enforcement officers did not have an opportunity to question either driver before they were transported to an area hospital for treatment.
No further information was released on the identities of the drivers or their current condition. While witnesses have indicated that speed was a factor, it is unclear whether impairment was involved in the accident.
The accident is still currently under investigation.