Dallas, Texas:


On Monday, December 4th, at 2:29 p.m. Dallas Fire-Rescue responded to a 911 call for a major accident at the interchange of North Stemmons Freeway and the Dallas North Tollway.


As a result of this accident a box truck ended up hanging off the Stemmons Freeway overpass with the driver still stuck inside. Since the driver of the truck was inaccessible, first arriving companies requested the response of the Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Team. After stabilizing the truck in its resting position, USAR technicians conducted a rescue using two (2) DFR aerial ladders.


One of the ladders was placed on the road below lifting the USAR technicians up to the cab of the truck. Technicians fashioned a rope system at the tip of second ladder and positioned it above the cab of the truck. When team members from the lower ladder reached the driver, they packaged him into a harness, hooked him up to the rope system at the tip of the second ladder and lifted him to safety. The driver was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.


There was another vehicle involved in the accident as well, and one person was transported to the hospital from that vehicle with undisclosed injuries as well.

-Credit: Dallas FR