Tuesday, 10 February 2015 16:00

Tow Truck Frees Woman Pinned Under Wrecked Car in Northern Iowa

A woman in Nora Spring, IA was trapped by her wrecked car until a tow truck driver moved the vehicle and helped her escape.

The accident occurred around 11:30 a.m. February 10 on U.S. Highway during icy road conditions, reported Kyle Palmolea of kwwl.com. The Iowa State Patrol told Palmolea the woman was driving west when she lost control of her vehicle, causing it to roll at least four times. It then landed on its roof in the opposite lanes. The driver’s arm flew out the sunroof right before the vehicle landed, pinning her inside.

Trooper Keith Duenow told Palmoleo the tow driver from Scott's Towing and Auto Body in Rockford carefully lifted up the woman's vehicle, freeing her. Emergency personnel took her to the closest hospital in Mason City.

The crash is believed to have been caused by speeding during dangerous road conditions, said Duenow.