A Frisco City woman had to be cut out of her vehicle after her car ran off a rural road and struck two trees before overturning early Saturday, April 8.
According to the preliminary report filed by Alabama State Troopers, the mishap took place around 5:55 a.m., as Shelia Stinson House, 54, was southbound on Butler Street, on her way to work at Wind Creek Casino & Hotel.
Troopers reported that House’s 2007 Nissan Maxima was one-tenth of a mile past Butler Street’s junction with Ross Road, near the Wayside Road turnoff, when the Nissan “ran off the right side of the road.”
The woman apparently “over-corrected and lost control,” and the vehicle “came back across the roadway and went off onto the left shoulder.”
Reports show that the car, which was traveling an estimated 55 mph in a 45 mph zone, “struck a tree, spun off it, struck another tree and overturned” before coming to rest on its driver’s side.
The position of the car caused House to be trapped inside, and emergency personnel had to cut their way into the vehicle to get to her. Medics administered preliminary first aid and stabilized her until LifeFlight arrived and its crew took over treatment.
The injured woman was flown to University of South Alabama Medical Center in Mobile, where she reportedly remains. Her condition is not known.
According to the trooper report, no charges were filed. The vehicle, which was labeled a total loss, was towed to a Flomaton salvage yard.