CENTERBURG — Central Ohio Joint Fire District rescuers needed only 16 minutes to cut a car apart and rescue the driver trapped inside in a crash Thursday morning.
COJFD Lt. Dave Miller said they cut the top and a door off the sedan to get inside and treat and remove Brian Newberry, 48, Centerburg.
In the event they needed additional rescue tools and manpower, the call was made for mutual aid from Porter-Kingston Township Department.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol said Newberry was northbound on Hall Road, west of Centerburg, when his car left the right side of the narrow road.
It hit a sign pole, smacked into a large tree and traveled several feet before hitting a utility pole.
The fire department called for a MedFlight helicopter that took Newberry to The Ohio State University Hospital. The helicopter was able to land in a field along side the road.