3 injured in extrication accident Friday morning

Friday, May 17, 2013 | 11:50 a.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Three people were injured in an extrication accident Friday morning at 100 Business Loop 70 E., the entrance to a Burger King restaurant.

The Columbia Fire Department responded at 9:10 a.m. and upgraded the incident to an extrication accident, which means someone was trapped in a vehicle, according to a news release from the department. Three vehicles were involved in the accident, and a man and two women were injured.

One man and one woman could be removed from the vehicles easily, but the second woman had to be extricated from the vehicle. Firefighters used hydraulic rescue tools to remove both right-side passenger doors, and the center post separating them, to free the woman, according to the release.

All three people were taken by ambulances to University Hospital.

Business Loop 70 East between Garth Avenue and Providence Road was closed for about an hour because of the accident.

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