Medical Emergency caused 4th of July Motor Vehicle Accident
By Assistant Chief Michael Gunther
July 4, 2020

West End Fire and Rescue was dispatched to a 10-50 at the intersection of Hwy 211 and Hwy 73.

First responding units upgraded the response when they discovered the the vehicle was elevated on the guide wires of a power pole. The occupants were still in the vehicle and the driver was suffering from a stroke. West End Fire and Rescue closed down Hwy 211 for a short period of time to perform a rapid extrication after the vehicle was stabilized in place.

The driver was transported to Moore Regional Hospital emergent and the passenger was transported to the hospital with non life threatening injuries.

Heavy Rescue and Engine 611 stayed on scene for an extended amount on time while Duke Energy stabilized the power pole and the vehicle was removed.