Posted: Oct 11, 2012 5:42 AM by Q2 News
Updated: Oct 11, 2012 7:20 AM
BILLINGS - A two-vehicle collision on 56th Street West and Hesper Road, west of Shiloh Road, redirected traffic as emergency crews needed hydraulic power tools, Jaws of Life, to free a 46-year-old woman trapped in her Suburban.
The collision occured around 7 p.m. when a Yukon SUV travelling southbound on 56th was struck by a Suburban traveling eastbound on Hesper after failing to stop.
The Yukon struck the side of the Suburban, causing the Suburban to role into a telephone pole on the corner, and the Yukon to spin.
Due to the impact and damage, the female driver of the Suburban was unable to exit the vehicle. Emergency crews worked for more than twenty minutes using the Jaws of Life. After she was rescued, she was transported to Billings Clinic with non-life-threatening injuries
The 38-year-old female driver and her 11-year-old son in the passenger seat occupying the Yukon were taken to Billings Clinic for minor injuries to the face and abdomen.
All three involved were wearing a seatbelt. Alcohol is not a factor in the crash.
Names were not released due to family not yet being notified.