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Officers break cab windows, pull wrecked driver to safety


A woman was pulled from the cab of her wrecked truck by an officer who happened to be driving by the incident in West Virginia on Thursday morning. 

The accident happened on May 13th at around 6:40 a.m.

According to CBS Fox 59 News, Princeton Police chief T.A. Gray was heading to work on Interstate 77 southbound when he saw a tractor trailer leave the highway near Melrose Square on WV Rt. 20. The runaway rig then barreled down an embankment, downed a power pole, and landed on its side near Jays Lane. 

Gray promptly stopped his car, ran down the embankment, and rushed to the wrecked truck. With the help of  Patrol Officers W.W. McGuire and J.E. Carroll, along with a helpful passing motorist, Gray was able to break a window on the overturned truck cab and pull the truck driver to safety. 

Unfortunately, the ragtag crew was unable to rescue a woman still stuck in the truck, so the Princeton Rescue Squad cut open the cab in order to pull her to safety. Both occupants of the truck came away with only non life threatening injuries. 

The wreck caused a small area of power outages, prompting the early dismissal of a nearby school and leaving more than 50 residences without power. 

Power was restored to the area by early afternoon.


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