Everyone has likely heard of a tool called the “Jaws of Life” which is used to extract people who have been trapped inside an automobile following an accident. While there are several kinds of these rescue tools, almost every one is referred to by the term “Jaws of Life” which was originally made by the Hurst company. These systems can extract a person from an accident within a few minutes and this can save lives when even a few moments of delay can result in death. The Union-Recorder reports on an accident where nine people were injured and the Jaws of Life had to be utilized to extract some of those who were hurt.
A two-vehicle accident in Baldwin County sent nine people to the hospital with various injuries last Tuesday night, which included four children.
The incident occurred just after 8 p.m. at the intersection of Allen Memorial Drive and U.S. Highway 441.
Several of the injured people required the fire department to extract them from the vehicles using the tool known as the “Jaws of Life.”
All the injured persons were taken to Naviscent Health Hospital in Milledgeville.
21-year-old Tony Edwards Horton was driving a Hyundai Sonata and 26-year-old Candace Renee Washington was driving a Ford Explorer XLT when they crashed at the intersection.
Both drivers gave conflicting statements, indicating that each of drivers having the green light. Because there were no witnesses to the accident, it is unclear which of the drivers failed to obey the traffic control signal.
Both drivers were also driving on invalid driver’s licenses that had been suspended for failure to appear in court violations. Both drivers were cited for driving on a suspended license.
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