Watertown Fire Rescue frees trapped driver who struck bridge

September 28, 2022

WATERTOWN, S.D.–Watertown Fire Rescue crews and ambulance responded to a car vs bridge collision with one person trapped early this (Wednesday) morning near the intersection of 455th Avenue and 160th Street, north of Watertown.

Once on scene, crews found a late model Dodge Challenger had made contact with the corner of a concrete bridge causing significant damage to the front and drivers side of the car.

The driver was still in the vehicle, awake and talking but their legs were pinned by the dash.

Rescue crews used the jaws of life and a chain to pull the dash off the driver and allow Paramedics to extricate the driver onto a backboard.

The driver was transported to Prairie Lakes Hospital with undisclosed injuries.