A woman was rescued on West Church Avenue in Medina after a bizarre accident that left her car up a telephone pole and tangled in high-voltage wires on March 26—fire department officials are calling it a “freak accident.”
“She ran up the guy-wire on the pole in a freak accident, and the car spun around the pole,” Medina Fire Chief Jeff Rollins told The Jackson Sun.
The 56-year-old woman’s car went off the road, hitting a fence and driving down the fence until her car reached the wires, Medina police said. Once the car went up the wires, a horizontal guy-wire wrapped around a tire, thus suspending the car.
“She couldn’t get down,” Rollins said.
Police said speed was most likely the factor of how the crash came about (speed limit on West Church Avenue is 30 miles per hour).
There was no indication of drugs, alcohol, distraction, or a medical condition that Medina police were made aware of on Saturday, according to the Jackson Sun.
Rollins, who has been with the fire department for 38 years, said the wreck was the first of its kind. “I’ve never seen this before,” he said.
The woman, was taken out of the car around 1:30 a.m. after being stuck in the car for almost two hours.
According to police, she did not have any serious injuries, but an ambulance took her to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital for treatment.
“The main thing was to get the power lines secured and to get her out of there,” Rollins said. “We got a bucket truck from the power company to get up and get her out of there. That was our main concern—getting her free.”
The woman, who hasn’t been identified, has been released from the hospital, police said.