Man freed after being pinned in cattle trailer


by Megan Bell & Angelica Brown, KTUL

via WTGS (GA) - June 4th 2019


PAWNEE COUNTY, Okla. (KTUL) - The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has freed a man after he was pinned in a trailer with cattle following a rollover crash on Highway 412 west of the Keystone Dam Tuesday morning.


Troopers say the truck blew a tire, causing the wreck. There were two people inside at the time of the crash.


"The driver has already been removed and is being transported for injuries to his shoulder and head," said Andy Little with the Tulsa Fire Department. "Life Flight in on the way as they continue to free this individual."


Troopers called in the Tulsa Fire Department to help free the passenger, who was trapped inside the truck for about six hours. His condition is unknown at this time.


Crews ripped off the side of the cab in an attempt to get the driver out.


"They have to be very careful as they cut and move, because you don't want your tools to come in contact with him," said Little.


"When you're dealing with a human pinned in a vehicle, that's a touchy situation," said Ben Chapman with Sooner Emergency Services.


At one point, first responders thought they would have to amputate the man leg, but after six hours they managed to set him free -- but this wasn't the end of it.


Crews then got to work on clean up the debis and moving the overturned cows that survived.


"The trauma from rolling the truck over and then the fact that you're going to have animals laying on top of each, yeah it's unfortunate." said Chapman.


There were 63 head of cattle inside the trailer. Some escaped...


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