A woman required rescue in Lexington after suffering personal injuries when her SUV slid off Hedrick Mill road at approximately 8:30 a.m. and landed in a small creek on the morning of February 2.
According to a trooper from the North Carolina Highway Patrol, the driver, 42-year-old Denton resident Angela Kim McElroy, came around a curve into a straightaway covered with snow and ice and slid into a bridge rail. McElroy’s leg was injured by the rail, which pierced the vehicle. The SUV overturned into the creek.
The Jaws of Life had to be used by emergency workers to extract McElroy from the SUV. She was wearing a seat belt.
McElroy received transport to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, where she is likely to undergo a surgical procedure on her leg.