Rescuers Cut Driver From Overturned SUV After Crash

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email
The driver of an overturned SUV was cut from the wreckage Thursday afternoon following a two-vehicle crash at a busy Waco intersection.

(Photo by Sara Humphrey)

WACO (May 15, 2014) Waco firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to free a driver from the wreckage of his overturned SUV after a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon at a busy intersection.

The accident happened at around 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Sanger Avenue and North Valley Mills Drive.

The driver of the SUV was taken to a local hospital, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said, but information about his injuries and condition wasn’t immediately available.

A second person injured in the accident was taken to a hospital in a private car, Swanton said.

Neither victim suffered incapacitating injury, Swanton said.

Police closed down the intersection until crews removed the damaged vehicles and accident debris.

It was the second time in less than two weeks that a driver ended up trapped in the wreckage of an overturned SUV after a collision on Valley Mills.

On May 5 a woman who ended up trapped in the crushed wreckage of her overturned SUV was taken to a Waco hospital late Monday morning after firefighters used the Jaws of Life to free her.

The woman was attempting to turn off of Valley Mills when another vehicle whose brakes evidently failed hit her SUV.

The SUV overturned and slid into the pickup truck, a witness said.

The woman's injuries weren't life-threatening, police said.

(Sara Humphrey contributed to this story)


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