Morrow County emergency crews rescue driver stuck inside wrecked vehicle

Morrow County
Image credit: Heppner Fire Department, Facebook

HEPPNER, Ore. — Emergency first responders and fire crews rushed to the scene of a car accident on S.R. 207 in Morrow County on Monday, June 13 and pried a windshield from the vehicle to save the driver stuck inside.

The rescue is captured in a video that the Heppner Fire Department shared on Monday night. They confirmed that first responders rushed to milepost 6B, which is located by OR-207’s intersection with Baseline Ln.

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In addition to Heppner fire crews, first responders arrived from the Ione Fire Department, Morrow County Ambulance out of Heppner, Morrow County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon State Police and Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).

Heppner crews sawed into the vehicle, which was tipped over on its side off the roadway. They broke down the passenger’s side window and then cut into the glass of the windshield. Eventually, the windshield began to fall off the vehicle and crews pulled it down to expose the inside of the car.

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First responders reached inside and pulled the driver out of the motor vehicle so they could receive emergency evaluation and treatment. Officials confirmed that the victim was transported via ambulance to the nearest hospital and admitted for their injuries.

This person’s identity and current condition have not been revealed to the public.

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