Crew frees pinned manPublished 10:14am Monday, May 5, 2014
The man, whose identity has not been released at this time due to the serious nature of his injuries, was rescued from under the truck by members of the Carter County Rescue Squad. He was then taken by ambulance to the Elizabethton Airport, where he was picked up by Wings Air Rescue and transported to the Johnson City Medical Center.
Members of the Carter County Sheriff’s Department also responded to the residence at 968 Highway 91 where the accident occurred.
According to CCSD Capt. Mike Little, it appeared that the man was attempting to unload the truck from a trailer by himself at the time the accident occurred. Little said the man was pinned underneath the vehicle from the waist up for several minutes before being rescued.
“His wife actually found him,” Little said. “She was out in the yard when it occurred so she was able to get to him quickly and call for help.”
Little said the Carter County Rescue Squad had a very fast response time to the accident. Once on scene, emergency personnel then began work to extricate the injured man from underneath the vehicle. The man went into cardiac arrest while rescue personnel were attempting to free him, but Little said they were able to get a heartbeat back very quickly.
“The Rescue Squad did an awesome job in reviving him,” Little said, adding that he commended the Rescue Squad for their work in rescuing the man.
No further information on the condition or the nature of his injuries was immediately available.