MOUNT VERNON — A woman, who is nine months pregnant, escaped with minor injuries following a car accident on a snowy Upper Fredericktown Road on Tuesday at 11:55 a.m. The crash was on the hill just north of Clinton Road.
Mount Vernon Fire Department rescuers had to go about the rescue safely. The car crashed at a difficult angle for rescuers and they had to block and secure the car against movement before extracting Brooke Miller, 23, Fredericktown, from the car.
The car was lodged against an embankment at about a 45-degree angle. Firefighters used metal shears to cut off both doors and pillar on the right side of the car.
They had to stand on the sloping embankment and remove Miller to place her on the stretcher. She was taken to Knox Community Hospital where she was treated and released.
Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Mat Whims said Miller was southbound down the hill when the car slid off the right side of the road into the ditch partway up on the embankment. The crash is still under investigation.