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Woman Rescued from Vehicle After Garage Accident

Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook

A Sacramento woman was trapped in her vehicle early this week when another car lost control inside a parking garage. The car accident happened at around 10 a.m. in the morning earlier this month, when a driver collided with six other cars in a university parking structure. The woman who was pinned appeared to be college-aged. Although specific information about her medical status was not available, the woman was carried off on a stretcher. Police did report that the woman was injured, but the seriousness of her injuries remains unknown.

The Sacramento Fire Department responded to the call, and eight firefighters assisted in removing the trapped woman from her vehicle. Campus police officials said that the woman's legs had been partially pinned inside the vehicle during the accident.

The young woman was pinned when the driver, also a woman in her 20s, had an accident while driving toward the second floor of the parking garage. Her car spun out of control and struck two cars on the right side of a ramp with enough momentum to cause a chain reaction. The trapped woman's car was among those hit in the series of collisions.

The driver of the offending vehicle was not harmed, and she was given a breath test by Sacramento State University police.

Officers blocked off the entrance to the parking garage while escorting the owners of the damaged vehicles to assess the damage to their property. Clean-up involved sweeping up glass from multiple cars before tow trucks could begin taking away the damaged vehicles.

In total, eight cars were involved in the incident and four were towed away because of damage. University Police confirmed this information through Facebook on March 13, just hours after the crash.

Source: The State Hornet, "Vehicle accident in parking structure traps woman inside car," Mitchell Wilson & Mari Del