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Detroit man injured in crash

A Detroit man was airlifted to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital early Friday morning after his vehicle clipped a utility pole in the Town of Dublin and came to rest against a building.
Dublin Police Department Cpl. Marshall Dowdy said police responded to the intersection of Broad Street (Route 11) and Giles Avenue around 3:30 a.m. as the result of downed utility lines.
“We didn’t hardly see the vehicle at first, it was so far down under the building,” Dowdy said. He was referring to the old rescue squad building that is just north of the intersection, behind the bookstore building.
He said the vehicle had been traveling southbound on Route 11 when it ran off the left side of the road, hitting the pole and building. The driver of the 2009 Kia, a 45-year-old man, had to be cut from the vehicle.
Dowdy declined to release the identity of the victim, citing the need for further investigation.
According to a press release from Dublin Volunteer Fire Department, the first units arriving on the scene found the vehicle overturned against the building with one person trapped inside.
Power lines were down around the vehicle so rescue personnel had to wait until the lines were determined to be safe to begin the extrication process.
“Due to the position and the damage to the vehicle, it was determined that it was going to be an extended extrication,” the press release states. As a result, Fairlawn Fire Department was dispatched to provide additional resources.
According to Dowdy and the fire department, it took two hours to remove the man from the Kia.
The victim was transported to Pulaski Community Hospital, then airlifted to Roanoke by Lifeguard 11.
A condition report could not be obtained without the patient’s identity. Dowdy was uncertain of the man’s condition.
In addition to Dublin Fire Department, Regional Emergency Medical Services Inc. (REMSI) also responded to the wreck, which was investigated by Officer D.W. Woodyard.

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Detroit man injured in crash

A Detroit man was airlifted to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital early Friday morning after his vehicle clipped a utility pole in the Town of Dublin and came to rest against a building.
Dublin Police Department Cpl. Marshall Dowdy said police responded to the intersection of Broad Street (Route 11) and Giles Avenue around 3:30 a.m. as the result of downed utility lines.
“We didn’t hardly see the vehicle at first, it was so far down under the building,” Dowdy said. He was referring to the old rescue squad building that is just north of the intersection, behind the bookstore building.
He said the vehicle had been traveling southbound on Route 11 when it ran off the left side of the road, hitting the pole and building. The driver of the 2009 Kia, a 45-year-old man, had to be cut from the vehicle.
Dowdy declined to release the identity of the victim, citing the need for further investigation.
According to a press release from Dublin Volunteer Fire Department, the first units arriving on the scene found the vehicle overturned against the building with one person trapped inside.
Power lines were down around the vehicle so rescue personnel had to wait until the lines were determined to be safe to begin the extrication process.
“Due to the position and the damage to the vehicle, it was determined that it was going to be an extended extrication,” the press release states. As a result, Fairlawn Fire Department was dispatched to provide additional resources.
According to Dowdy and the fire department, it took two hours to remove the man from the Kia.
The victim was transported to Pulaski Community Hospital, then airlifted to Roanoke by Lifeguard 11.
A condition report could not be obtained without the patient’s identity. Dowdy was uncertain of the man’s condition.
In addition to Dublin Fire Department, Regional Emergency Medical Services Inc. (REMSI) also responded to the wreck, which was investigated by Officer D.W. Woodyard.

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