Firefighters pull woman trapped after colliding with North Austin retaining wall
AUSTIN, TX – Officials with the Austin Fire Department and EMS saved a woman who was trapped in a pickup truck six feet off the ground Monday night.
The accident occurred around 11:30 p.m. when the woman drove through a fence and collided with two retaining walls at the Studio 6 motel near I-35, according to KXAN. The truck was wedged between the walls and dangling at a 45-degree angle with the woman inside.
Firefighters worked quickly to secure the vehicle in place using chains. They were able to free the woman and transport her to a local hospital where she was treated for minor, non-life-threatening injuries.
No other injuries were reported as a result of the crash. An investigation into what may have caused the accident is underway.
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