Crews help rescue person entrapped after crash in Mountain Grove

The Mountain View Fire Department helped rescue an entrapped patient Friday.
The Mountain View Fire Department helped rescue an entrapped patient Friday.(Mountain Grove Fire Department)
Published: Nov. 21, 2020 at 5:24 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 21, 2020 at 7:12 PM CST
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MOUNTAIN GROVE, Mo. (KY3) - The Mountain Grove Fire Department and other agencies helped rescue a person who became entrapped after a crash Friday evening.

Crews responded to a crash in the Mountain Grove area, then learned one person was entrapped under the dashboard of the car.

Crews first attempted a dash roll, but it was unsuccessful after significant damage to the driver’s side. Eventually, crews used a wrench to slowly lift the steering wheel. Workers were then able to lift the dash and release pressure from the patient.

The team freed the patient from the vehicle, then assisted with medical treatment and set up a landing zone on scene.

“We rely on training and years of experience. Each motor vehicle wreck can present its own challenge. Sometimes with all that training and experience we think outside the box and a different strategy is taken,” said the Mountain Grove Fire Department in a Facebook post.

It wasn’t specified where exactly the crash happened or the patient’s injuries, but the patient was freed and treated on scene.

The TCMH Mountain Grove Clinic, in addition to state and local law enforcement officers, assisted with effort.

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