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Firefighters Cut Through Metal To Rescue Driver In Fort Pierce Crash

A man from Martin County was rescued after a crash on Orange Avenue in Fort Pierce.


Emergency services were on scene after a crash involving a Kia SUV and a semi-truck carrying steel rods. The semi-truck which was loaded with steel beams was traveling on the westbound lane of Orange Avenue when the driver applied his brakes suddenly.

Some of the steel beams he was transporting felt off the back of the trailer and crashed through the windshield of a Kia SUV which was directly behind the semi-truck. The front end of the SUV was crushed by the steel beams and the driver was barely alive when Emergency services arrived.

According to firemen on the scene, some parts of the metal rods had pierced through the driver, pinning him to his seat. Firemen worked tirelessly to evacuate the injured driver without causing further damage to his vital organs.

After three harrowing hours, Firemen were able to transfer the injured man from his SUV to a waiting ambulance for transport to a nearby hospital.

Paramedics on the scene said the man was lucky to be live.

Police are investigating the driver of the semi-truck who was not hurt in the crash.


Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident involving two vehicles, which ultimately sent one person to the hospital with fatal injuries. We wish the victims a quick recovery and hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a car, motorcycle, SUV, or truck. We hope that all parties involved consult with an experienced trial lawyer. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation and find out what your rights are.”

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