Firefighters extricate man from single vehicle Interstate accident

TTFD works to extricate the driver from his vehicle. (photo by Field Walsh | TXK Today)
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Texarkana, Texas firefighters spent around an hour extricating a man from a single vehicle accident on Interstate 30 just west of Nash Wednesday afternoon.

Witnesses told a DPS trooper on scene that the vehicle ran off interstate into the median before over-correcting and crashing into the tree line along the shoulder. Damage could be seen where the car impacted a pine tree around 6 feet up.

According to Texarkana, Texas Fire Captain Matt Buhrer, the driver was pinned by the roof and dash from his abdomen all the way down.

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Buhrer said while it does happen from time to time it has been a while since he has seen someone trapped this bad.

The driver was alert and communicating with first responders and did not appear to suffer and major life-threatening injuries.

According to the driver’s father, who showed up on scene, he was heading from New Boston to register for school at Texarkana College.

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