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WWII Veteran Climbs to Safety after North Carolina Rollover Accident


Posted on Nov 24, 2011

An elderly man climbed a 100-foot slope to safety after a dramatic North Carolina rollover accident that left two of his passengers trapped in the vehicle and in need of medical attention.

According to Greenville Online, 85-year-old Frank Hall was headed home on U.S. 178 on Saturday afternoon along with his wife, Margie Lou and a family friend, Jancie Kinard. Their car suddenly skidded and rolled off of the mountain road, flipping four times before coming to a rest at the bottom of a steep incline. Hall, a World War II veteran, managed to squeeze through a broken window and pull himself up the hill with the help of a sharp stick and a lot of determination. Hours later, a car finally stopped to help him.

Officials had to cut the two senior women out of the crashed car but, surprisingly, all three accident victims only required treatment for minor injuries. The North Carolina Highway Patrol officer at first didn't believe that Hall could have possibly climbed up the slope after the crash.

The North Carolina car accident is still under investigation, though Hall noted that the road was curvy and that weather conditions were windy in the minutes before the crash.

We at Brent Adams & Associates are glad to hear that all three accident victims are in good health following the accident.

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