Massachusetts woman trapped in wrecked car for eight hours found

Raquel Erhard – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor

West Yarmouth, MA, United States (4E) – A 27-year-old woman probably trapped in her damaged vehicle for eight hours in West Yarmouth, Massachusetts has been rescued Thursday and police are now investigating.

According to officials, a report was received around 6:55 a.m. of a wrecked minivan in a wooded area along Winslow Gray Road.

Responding firefighters, who found the badly ruined vehicle, took about 35 minutes to rescue Megan Lynn Haley, who was trapped inside.

In a press release, Yarmouth Fire Chief Mike Walker said, “Extrication was lengthy and access to the patient was limited to just one arm, to which medics quickly started an IV to begin patient care.”

Haley told paramedics she only remembered driving home around 10 p.m. on Wednesday.

Authorities said aside from a slight head injury, Haley appeared to suffer from hypothermia.

Haley was brought to Barnstable Municipal Airport in Hyannis, where a Boston MedFlight helicopter transported her to Massachusetts General Hospital, she is reportedly in stable condition.

Yarmouth Deputy Police Chief Steven Xiarhos claimed nobody reported Haley missing overnight.

A witness told detectives she heard a vehicle pass by her home, which is located near the accident scene, at a high speed between 11 and 11:30 Wednesday night.

Police revealed the vehicle veered completely off the road and slammed into a wooded area, leaving no skid or tire marks on the road, that motorists in the area would not notice that a crash had occurred.

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