(10/07/2005)

Emergency workers prepare to extract victim ...

... from car, Firemen Steve Health opening crunched door ...

... volunteers remove Opal Weaver from auto ...

... and transport her to Minnie Hamilton Health Care

Slippery highways caused by a slow-falling rain after several weeks of no rainfall, may have contributed to two auto accidents within 25 minutes today.

Emergency services used extraction equipment to remove Russett Road resident Opal Weaver, after her vehicle went out of control on Rt. 5, just east of Big Bend. It landed on its top.

Weaver appeared to have received some serious injuries, and was taken by Calhoun EMS to Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center after the 11:50 a.m. accident.

A female passenger identified as Mrs. Jasurek of Russett Road and her two sons were in the vehicle. Mrs. Jasurek was taken to Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center, but her two small sons, riding in the back seat, escaped injury.

Youth being comforted after accident, he was not injured

Workers prepare to transport second victim ...

... to Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center

The car, described as a total loss, was traveling west on Rt. 5.

The Grantsville VFD and Minnie Hamilton Health Care Ambulance also responded to the scene. Sheriff Carl Ballengee is investigating.

Twenty-five minutes earlier another vehicle went out of control near the top of Grantsville's Town Hill on State Rt. 16. The auto crashed against the road embankment. No one was taken to the hospital.

Calhoun EMS, the Grantsville VFD and Chief Deputy Ron Bandy responded.

Occupants escaped injury in accident
at top of Grantsville's Town Hill, just before noon


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