Sunday, June 15, 2014

Elderly lady rescued after getting vehicle stuck on wires

A woman had to be rescued from her minivan after she was suspended in the vehicle on the guy wires of a utility pole, in Riverhead, New York, on Friday morning.

78-year-old Priscilla Chumak of Hampton Bays was trapped in the vehicle for nearly an hour before being rescued by firefighters.

It appears Ms Chumak was attempting to make a left-hand turn at about 7:45am when it left the road and struck the cable. "It just happened to stabilize right in the middle of the guy wire," said Riverhead Fire Department Chief Joe Raynor.

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Riverhead Fire Department Heavy Rescue responded with a tow truck to keep the car stable while firefighters guided her out of the car with a forklift. Ms Chumak was uninjured during the incident.

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