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Car flips on Salt Works Road

Posted 30 April 2013 at 12:00 am

Press Release: Medina Fire Department

MEDINA – While driving to the Medina firehall early this morning, a Medina firefighter found a car off Salt Works Road at 1 a.m.

The car was flipped on to its roof against a sheared off telephone pole with the driver still pinned inside and power lines down.

The Village of Medina Fire Department and its ambulance were dispatched. The Ridgeway and Shelby fire departments were also responded to the scene with their hydraulic tools.

With the positioning of the patient inside the crushed vehicle and the position of the telephone pole, it took firefighters 40 minutes to safely extricate the driver.

The driver was then treated by the Village of Medina Fire Department paramedics and transported to the helicopter landing zone for transport to ECMC by Mercy Flight WNY.

Also assisting at the scene were crews from National Grid and Lyons Collision. The Village of Medina Police Department is investigating the accident.