Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Scary Accident

Everytime we make the drive from Idaho to Salt Lake, we ALWAYS see a bad car wreck. This past weekend we drove on the wa to Salt Lake, I was driving when everyone started slamming on their brakes. About 30 seconds in front of us a teenager fell asleep at the wheel, and flipped his car into the steep median. We pulled over right away to help. We walked up to the upside down expecting to see the worst. the weird thing was we couldn't see anyone in the car. Everyone was yelling, "We need to push the car over!" So about 8 men including Matt starting pushing the car, and that's when we saw the boy. The boy was ejected from the drivers seat, he was lying face down in the dirt and the car was crushing his body and head. When the car was off of him, everyone just kind of stared at him not knowing what to do. A girl checked his pulse and he still had one. I was too scared to look at him but Matt said his face was all bloody and purple. The paramedics arrived and they had to life light him to the hopsital. I'm sure the kid would've been able to walk away from the accident if he was wearing his seat belt! Please everyone wear your seat belt! Here is the story on the news...the paramedics said that the men who rolled the car off the boy probably saved his life! Matt is a hero!

Rollover Slows Traffic On I-15, Witnesses Aid Driver

By LocalNews8.com Staff

BINGHAM COUNTY, Idaho – Traffic is moving again on Interstate 15 near the south Blackfoot exit. Traffic was a taken to a slow crawl Friday afternoon due to a rollover accident. The driver of the car was flown to EIRMC in Idaho Falls suffering serious injuries.

According to paramedics with the Blackfoot City Fire Department, a teenage boy was driving alone and rolled his car between mile marker 89 and 90. Witnesses told them they believed the driver may have fallen asleep.

At the crash, people pulled over and rushed to aid the teen. Together, they lifted the car off of the victim. Paramedics said this possibly saved the driver's life.

The crash is still under investigation.

1 comment:

Nick, Nikki and Isabella said...

way to go matt! that is so crazy, the difference of wearing a seat belt makes.......thank goodness there are still good people in this world that are willing to help others. = ) Kudos to you and matt