Dramatic rescue of man trapped underneath his car in Pennsylvania

  • Source: WPVI-TV ABC 6 Philadelphia
  • Published: 05/15/2024 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Chopper 6 was over a dramatic crash rescue that unfolded in Chester County on Tuesday. Firefighters responded to a collision on the 400 block of Hilltop Road in Tredyffrin Township just after 10:30 a.m. Authorities say a man had been trapped under a red SUV for at least 30 minutes before he was freed. It's something firefighters weren't sure would happen. "You're expecting the worst, obviously. A car is on top of a patient, the entire car was covering the body," recalled Captain Bob Robie with the Paoli Fire Department. Action News has learned that the driver of the vehicle was backing down a steep driveway after dropping someone off. As he was backing up, investigators say his tires went into the grass, so he opened the door and leaned out to get a closer look. When the driver was leaning out of the car, however, he was pulled under, police say.


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