Rutherford County EMS Workers Rescue Woman Trapped Inside Vehicle
A woman was pulled to safety by emergency medical workers after her vehicle overturned during an accident in Rutherford County Wednesday night
According to a report by wkrn.com, the accident occurred around 11:30 p.m. on Highway 99 and Rockvale Road near Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
After the accident, another driver who was near the scene noticed the women’s vehicle had overturned and called 911 to get help.
The driver told reporters that the vehicle flipped over before landing on its side off the roadway and that the woman was still trapped inside.
Rescue crews quickly arrived at the scene and were able to remove the woman from the wreckage. She was transported to Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital for treatment. Her current condition is unknown at this time.
How Do EMS Workers Help Victims of Car Accidents?
After a car accident, it’s vital that someone calls 911 to both report the accident to police and to get medical attention for injured victims. Calling 911 dispatches both police officers to the scene to investigate the cause and assist as well as emergency medical workers. These workers provide life-saving aid by:
- Rescuing trapped victims
Car accidents can cause significant damage to the overhaul structures of vehicles and cause doors and windows to fail. In addition, the interior of vehicles can become twisted and pushed in towards victims, trapping them in their seats and making it impossible for them to exit the vehicle. Emergency medical workers are trained and have the equipment to rescue victims who are trapped inside vehicles after serious accidents.
- Applying first aid
Broken bones, head and neck injuries, and serious cuts and wounds are all common results of car accidents—and these types of injuries require immediate treatment and attention. Emergency medical services workers are able to quickly and effectively treat life-threatening injuries and conditions resulting from car accidents and stabilize victims before their conditions get worse.
- Transporting victims to the hospital
While emergency medical crews are trained to apply a variety of first aid techniques and life-saving measures at the accident scene, many injuries require additional intervention that’s only available at a hospital. EMS crews can stabilize victims and safely transport them via ambulance to local hospitals for treatment while providing life-saving care until the victim is placed under the care of doctors, surgeons, and nurses.
- Passing on important information to healthcare professionals
Even when they arrive at the hospital, EMS workers still have an important job to do: alerting healthcare professionals about each patient’s status and any precautions that should be taken while treating the patient. This includes information about blood loss, pre-existing medical conditions, broken bones, spinal injuries, and other conditions that require doctors to take extreme precautions while treating a patient.
At Matt Hardin Law, our Murfreesboro personal injury attorneys are grateful for the tireless and life-saving work of emergency medical crews and paramedics throughout Tennessee. These professionals saved the lives of many of our clients and significantly improved their quality of life after serious car accidents, and they help make life in Middle Tennessee safer for our friends and loved ones.
If you were injured in a car accident that was caused by another driver’s negligence, you need a legal team with the experience and the resources to help you get the compensation you deserve. Our attorneys know the ins-and-outs of Tennessee car accident laws, and we’ll do everything in our power to get money for your lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering. Contact us today by dialing (615) 600-4941 or fill out a free online form.