Two injured in weekend multi-vehicle crashes in Galax

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Galax firefighters had to remove a passenger trapped inside a pickup truck that had rolled off the road in a multi-vehicle crash on Sunday, Feb. 16. (Photo: Courtesy Galax Fire Department)

Galax firefighters had to remove a passenger trapped inside a pickup truck that had rolled off the road in a multi-vehicle crash on Sunday, Feb. 16. (Photo: Courtesy Galax Fire Department)

GALAX, Va. (WFXR) — First responders in Galax were dispatched to two multi-vehicle crashes over the weekend, each one leaving a person with non-life-threatening injuries.

At 5:25 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, Galax Fire Department says 16 firefighters responded to a crash between two vehicles at 3408 Pipers Gap Road. Fire officials say that over the course of 15 minutes, the firefighters managed any road hazards and cleared the scene of the crash while Pipers Gap Rescue Squad brought one person with non-life-threatening injuries to Twin County Regional Healthcare.

According to the Galax Fire Department, crews responded to another multi-vehicle crash at 752 Beech Grove Road at 12:10 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16. The first units on the scene reportedly found a pickup truck that had rolled over off the road. Even though the truck had come to a rest with its wheels on the ground, authorities say a passenger was trapped inside.

Thanks to the department’s new rescue vehicle and a combination of electric and hydraulic extrication tools, first reponders removed the top of the pickup truck and popped the door in less than five minutes, according to the Galax Fire Department’s Facebook post.

After Galax firefighters removed the passenger from the truck, fire officials say Baywood Search and Rescue Squad and Galax-Grayson EMS transported the passenger to Twin County Regional Healthcare with non-life-threatening injuries.

Galax Fire Department says all units cleared the scene of the crash in 30 minutes.

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