Station 8 Rescues Woman Pinned Under SUV

Incident Type
Special Rescue
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 4:13pm
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 4:17pm
Bultman Road
Madison, WI 53704

A Madison woman was transported to UW Hospital with minor after becoming trapped under her SUV.

She’d just returned home and parked the vehicle in her driveway. As she walked to the rear of the vehicle, it began to roll toward her. Unable to move out of the way in time, the vehicle pushed her over and dragged her down the driveway until it came to a stop near the street.

All firefighters and paramedics from Fire Station 8 on Lien Road, along with Command Car 31, were sent to rescue her. While en route, Madison Police arrived on scene and placed the vehicle in ‘park’ and turned off the SUV. The woman was found on her back with a leg stuck against the rear axle and shock mount of the vehicle.

Paramedics stayed with the patient while firefighters began stabilizing the SUV and prepared to lift it using air bags. Once it was elevated, paramedics and firefighters successfully slid the woman out from under the SUV and onto a backboard. She was transported to the ER with non-life threatening injuries.

Posted 08/08/2017 - 8:59am

Cynthia Schuster (Public Information Officer)