Updated 07/25/2012 04:18 PM
Woman Cut Out of Vehicle Following Crash in Irondequoit
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A Jeep had to be cut open to free a woman who was stuck in the wreckage from a crash in Irondequoit. It happened on Thomas Avenue shortly before 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Firefighters say the jeep rolled over, hit a fire hydrant, and then crashed into a light pole. The Jeep was wedged against that pole.
Firefighters had to wait until utility workers could stabilize the pole above the Jeep, and the Jeep itself, before they could get the driver out.
The woman was trapped more than half an hour while crews cut the top of the Jeep off. Fire officials say the size of the Jeep was a life-saver.
The woman was taken to Rochester General hospital with non-life threatening injuries.