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Three Hurt In Accidents That Could Have Been Worse
Posted on: 08/09/2011
By  Mike Cullums
 
Three people escaped serious injuries yesterday in two accidents that had the potential to be deadlyÖ
 
MARIETTA REALTOR HURT IN FREAK ACCIDENT
 
A Marietta real estate agent was injured yesterday in an accident in her driveway. The Marietta police and fire departments were dispatched to the Shelly Windeler residence on Hillcrest Drive. When they arrived they found Ms Windeler trapped beneath her car.
 
Police said a work truck from Harrison Construction was parked in Ms Windelerís steep driveway. She arrived home and parked behind the truck as workers were removing boards from a stack of composite decking material in the truck bed. As she was placing a real estate sign her carís trunk, the stack of decking came loose.
 
The two Harrison Construction employees then lifted the Lexus from atop her and helped her until a rescue squad arrived. In what Sgt. Rodney Hupp described as a wedge effect, the weight and momentum of the boards simultaneously knocked the victim down and pushed the car back 6-10 feet, trapping her beneath it. 

Ms Windeler was transported to Marietta Memorial Hospital and treated for her injuries, which include a broken collarbone and broken ribs, along with substantial abrasions. She was treated and released from Memorial.
 
TWO ESCAPE SERIOUS INJURY IN VAN-SEMI WRECK
 
A truck driver made a mistake Monday afternoon and caused a traffic crash, but it could have been much worse than it was.
 
The Ohio State Highway Patrol says that at 3:15 p.m., 30-year-old William Cain of Big Springs, West Virginia, pulled his tractor-trailer out from Blue Knob Road onto State Route 7 and into the path of a Ford van driven by 22-year-old Russell Allen of Little Hocking.
The van slammed into the side of the trailer. Allen and his passenger, 45-year-old Miriam Allen of Little Hocking, were reported to be trapped in their van. The Warren Township volunteer fire department responded.
 
The Allens were taken to Camden Clark Medical Center for treatment. Fortunately, according to the Highway Patrol, their injuries were not life-threatening.
 
Mr. Cain, who was not injured, was cited for failure to yield.
 
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