Murfreesboro Driver Rescued by Fire Crews after Accident Traps Him in Vehicle
A driver in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, was left trapped inside his vehicle after he was involved in a three-vehicle accident in Rutherford County Wednesday morning.
According to reports by wkrn.com and the Daily News Journal, the accident occurred at the intersection of West Northfield Boulevard and Sulphur Springs Road. When emergency crews arrived at the scene around 9:30 a.m., they found the man’s vehicle was turned on its side in the intersection.
A spokesperson with the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department says that crews were able to quickly extricate the man from the vehicle by removing its windshield and sunroof.
After being removed from the vehicle, the man was able to stand with help from emergency medical responders and was transported to Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital for treatment of his injuries.
No other injuries were reported in the accident, but the accident caused traffic to slow down for several hours while police investigated what the accident to occur.
The Murfreesboro personal injury lawyers at Matt Hardin Law are glad no one was seriously injured in this accident, and we hope the man who was pulled from his vehicle is able to completely recover from his injuries.
What Types of Accidents Cause Victims to Get Trapped Inside Vehicles?
One of the biggest threats that car accident victims face during collisions is the risk of being trapped inside their vehicle. Accidents that cause significant damage to the body of the vehicle and its frame can cause it to bend in a manner that pins victims in their seats with no way to get out without the help of emergency responders.
Some of the most common accidents that lead to these situations include:
- Head-On Collisions
The sheer force and momentum involved in head-on collisions is often sufficient to cause vehicles to experience massive structural damage. That damage can cause victims to become unable to get out of vehicles without devices that can extricate them from their seats. In addition to leaving victims trapped inside vehicles, head-on collisions can also cause serious and even life-threatening injuries.
- Rollover accidents
Single-car or multi-vehicle accidents that cause vehicles to roll over can also cause drivers and passengers to become trapped inside their car. While most vehicles—especially top-heavy SUVs—are well-protected during the event of rollovers, with enough force, these accidents can still cause doors to become inoperable, trapping victims inside the vehicle until help arrives.
- T-bone accidents
Like head-on collisions, T-bone accidents generate huge amounts of force on one side of the vehicle. Whether the impact occurs on the driver’s side or passenger’s side, the impact can cause passengers on either side to become trapped inside the vehicle—especially if it flips. The structural damage can make it difficult or even impossible for emergency workers to retrieve victims from the wreckage without using special tools to cut the vehicle’s frame, doors, and roof completely off.
At Matt Hardin Law, our Murfreesboro personal injury attorneys know that victims who become trapped inside their vehicles after accidents rely on the life-saving knowledge, tools, and expertise of emergency workers—and the story above highlights their professionalism and dedication to serving their community.
If you or someone you love was injured in an automobile accident in Murfreesboro or Rutherford County, get in touch with our legal team today. We’re ready to begin building a claim that will help you get the compensation you need for your medical bills, lost wages, and vehicle repair costs. Just dial (615) 600-4941 or fill out a free online form. It’s our goal to help you move past the accident for good.