Firefighters rescue woman who drove up wire on Route 58

06/13/2014 9:06 AM |
Firefighters work to rescue a woman who became trapped on Route 58 Friday morning (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Firefighters work to rescue a woman who became trapped on Route 58 Friday morning (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Riverhead firefighters freed a driver who became trapped after she somehow drove her minivan up a guy-wire on Kroemer Avenue Friday morning.

The woman was unharmed, authorities at the scene said. 

The unidentified woman became stuck in her minivan which dangled on the utility pole wire for nearly an hour before emergency crews safety extracted her from the vehicle around 8:45 a.m.

Although Riverhead Fire Chief Joseph Raynor said it was not clear what caused the accident, it is believed the woman was heading westbound on Route 58 and made a turn onto Kroemer Aveune at a high rate of speed, he said.

“I don’t know how it happened,” he said. “I’ve never seen anything like it before.”

The woman was treated at the scene by ambulance workers.

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported the woman was taken to an area hospital.

Firefighters check the driver for injuries after freeing her from her minivan Friday morning. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Firefighters check the driver for injuries after freeing her from her minivan Friday morning. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Firefighters work to rescue a woman who became trapped on Route 58 Friday morning (Credit: Cyndi Murray photo)

Firefighters work to rescue a woman who became trapped on Route 58 Friday morning (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

cmurray@timesreview.com

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