Late Night Search On Monday Night For Accident Victim In Lawrence County
Just before midnight, the Lawrence County Dispatch received a 911 call reporting a one vehicle accident in the Lynn/Saffell bottoms area. The call came in third party from the accident victims family that reportedly received a cell phone call from the driver. The driver reported to his family that he believed his neck may be broken, the family then lost cellular service and were unable to keep contact.
Deputies from the Lawrence County Sheriffâ€™s Office, Lynn Fire Department, Saffell Fire Department and AET Ambulance of Imboden were all dispatched and responded to the area. Dispatchers attempted to have the phone located by AT&T, according to the phone company the victims phone was out of service.
Units from Lynn, Saffell and the Sheriffâ€™s Office branched off and attempted to cover as many of the roads in the area as possible. After a quick and intensive search by all departments, the Saffell Fire Department reported to dispatch that the victim and his vehicle had been located on Lawrence 349 at midnight, firefighters assessed the victim while waiting for the ambulance to arrive. At 12:07 am the ambulance arrived on scene, the patient was taken by AET to White River Medical Center for treatment.
The cause of the accident is under investigation.
For more information on the Lawrence County Sheriffâ€™s Office, visit www.lawrencecountysheriffsoffice.com .
For more information on AET Ambulance of Imboden and Walnut Ridge, visit www.aetambulance.com .