Rescue Crews Spend 3 Hours Bringing Crash Victim To Safety

Rescue crews in Estill County spent three hours early Wednesday morning trying to get a trapped man out of his truck.

The driver ran off of Highway 89 South in the Drip Rock Community late Tuesday and into a 30-foot ravine.

A woman driving by saw the Ford F-250 truck and called 911.

Rescue workers say the man was mangled inside the truck.

Rescue crews had to remove the driver's side of the truck and the windshield.

Officials say it's a dangerous road with lots of curves and in a mountainous area.

Rescue workers say the man is from Irvine was airlifted to UK Hospital with serious leg injuries.

They say he was alert and talking to workers during the ordeal.

He's expected to survive.


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  • by Leona Location: Estill Co. on Jun 17, 2008 at 05:31 AM
    This man is my husband, and I'm writing this comment while I sit at UK with him. He's still in the ICU, and he still needs all those thoughts and prayers. He is making small improvements, and I hope those soon turn into BIG improvements! I included my e-mail address, so anyone who's concerned about him, feel free to send me a message. lclark-jones@midway.edu
  • by Kymom Location: Lex on Jun 12, 2008 at 07:24 PM
    The man is my cousin and he really needs your prayers right now. Please pray for his family. It wasn't just leg injuries. He has a lot more serious injuries at this point.
  • by Mark Location: Estill County on Jun 11, 2008 at 07:20 PM
    Special thanks to Madison County Rescue for all your help!!!!
  • by April Location: berea on Jun 11, 2008 at 05:14 PM
    My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.
  • by JR Location: SOUTH EAST KY on Jun 11, 2008 at 01:40 PM
    MY HAT IS OFF TO THE RESCUE WORKERS & THE LADY WITH THE PHONE CALL IM GLAD TO SEE THEY ARE STILL NICE PEOPLE IN THE WORLD THAT STILL CARE
  • by Becky Location: Richmond on Jun 11, 2008 at 05:53 AM
    Thank God for the woman who happened to see him in the ravine, & that she called for help rather than assuming someone else had or would. I know it's sad, but now days there are those who would have just driven on by thinking "i hope nobody was in that truck".

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