Man Trapped In Truck Survives

A man is dramatically rescued after being trapped inside his truck, upside down for two hours.

The wreck happened on busy U.S. 25 in Scott County.

Just after 11:30 Monday morning, witnesses say a red dump truck traveling south on U.S. 25 in Scott County suddenly crossed in front of them and into the trees.

The Georgetown Scott County EMS, firefighters, and the sheriff's department were all called to the scene to help rescue the trapped man.
They all worked tirelessly to try and get the man out of the truck.

It took two hours but in the end a very thankful 38 year-old Jeffrey Hall was successfully rescued and flown to the UK Medical Center with non life threatening injuries.

Jeffrey Hall is from Versailles, and has since been released from UK Hospital. Hall was driving the truck for C and M Environmental out of Lexington.


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  • by welding friend Location: lex,KY on Sep 21, 2007 at 05:08 AM
    the next time you are in a accident make sure and tell the paramedic that your injuries arent life threatening and you dont want to ride in the helicopter since you know best ! We love ya jeff get better soon buddy.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 20, 2007 at 03:13 AM
    ANOTHER REASON HEALTH AND AUTO INSURANCE IS SO HIGH IN AMERICA......FLY SOMEONE OUT WITH NON LIFE THREATING INJURIES. IF THE EMS CREW ON THE SCENE COULDN'T TELL THAT HIS INJURIES WERE NOT LIFE THREATING THEN THEY NEED TO BE LOOKED AT. THEY ARE THE ONES WHO REQUEST MED FLIGHT. I AM SURE WHEN HE SEES THE BILL FOR THE FLIGHT THAT HIS INSURANCE COMPANY PAYS HE WILL THINK THE SAME.......BY THE WAY GLAD HE WAS ALRIGHT!!!!!
  • by Gale Location: Clark County, Ky on Sep 19, 2007 at 09:33 AM
    Tried to call. Glad you are OK and hope to hear from you. God is Good. Nan says hello
  • by Crystal Location: Corbin on Sep 19, 2007 at 07:17 AM
    I love good news! Congratulations. Count your blessings!
  • by katie Location: somerset on Sep 19, 2007 at 07:02 AM
    IM srry with your acsdent and hope u will get better.
  • by Gayle Location: Georgetown on Sep 18, 2007 at 07:40 PM
    Doug, several factors go into the decision to fly a trauma victim. Mechanism of injury, extent of damage to the vehicle, among other things are considered. Also, after being trapped for 2 hours, he's well past the first hour that emergency physicians tell us that is critical to get a patient from the accident scene to the operating room (if warranted). It's a judgment call made by those on the scene, who must look at what's going on and determine if the patient is going to still be a viable patient after extrication, and if transportation by air or ground is the best choice.
  • by Josh Location: Bell County on Sep 18, 2007 at 06:33 PM
    Yes he is very lucky. Regarding Dougs Question.From what I understand he was trapped for two hours,if a patient is trapped for a prolonged period of time 20 mins or longer they meet flight criteria to a level one trauma center.Regardless of the injuries.
  • by automagrt Location: Richmond on Sep 18, 2007 at 03:03 PM
    Because he was trapped for 2 hours? Extrication lasting for greater than 20 minutes is grounds for air medical transportation. It was determined he had non life-threatening injuries at the hospital I imagine, as they don't have X-ray vision in the ambulance. It could have been a lot worse.
  • by Doug Location: London on Sep 18, 2007 at 10:35 AM
    You are a Lucky Man. One question though, why was this man flown out with non-life threatening injuries?????????
  • by Darlene N Location: Harrodsburg on Sep 17, 2007 at 04:06 PM
    I am glad you are ok Jeff and hope that you have a speedy recovery. Take care!

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