The Tri-Community fire Department was dispatched Friday Night to a one vehicle accident on Highway 3 just North of Satartia, Mississippi. When Rescue personnel arrived on scene they found a pick-up upside down in a field with the driver pinned underneath. The trapped man was responsive and was able to communicate with rescue personnel. Rescuers assessed the situation and attempted to free the man using available extrication equipment. However, deep sticky gumbo mud made those attempts very difficult and dangerous for the trapped victim. Eventually a local farmer offered to use his tractor to help lift the truck off of the trapped man. After about an hour with a coordinated effort between personnel from several different Yazoo County Fire Departments the man was freed from underneath the pick-up and transported to a Jackson, Mississippi trauma center by Pafford EMS. According to the victim’s mother he was released the same day from the hospital with only minor bumps and bruises. Miraculously, the muddy situation that made the rescue so difficult, is believed to have been what kept the victim from being crushed or hurt more seriously. The Tri-community Fire Department was assisted by rescuers from the Bentonia and District 3 Fire Departments. The cause of the accident is being investigated by the Yazoo County Sheriff Department.
In a related story: While still on scene the Tri-Community Fire Department was dispatched to another one vehicle accident on Highway 433 West near Odgen Baptist Church. There was no one around the car when Rescue personnel arrived on scene. An unconfirmed report stated that when an ambulance crew passing by the wreck scene stopped to offer assistance a male subject fled the scene. This accident is also under investigation by the Yazoo County Sheriff department.

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