Removal of crash victim proves tricky following northeast side accident

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INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis firefighters had to extricate a man from a vehicle following a Thursday morning crash on the northeast side.

According to the Indianapolis Fire Department, a 2008 GMC Envoy was moving through the intersection at 71st and Briarclift Drive when a 2008 Infinit sedan hit the front side. The sedan came to a stop in a drainage ditch—and the driver needed help getting out of the vehicle.

Crews said the car’s position in the ditch made it difficult to get the man out. Firefighters finally did remove him after about 15 minutes.

Both drivers were wearing seatbelts and firefighters said the airbags deployed successfully. Both drivers were in stable condition following the crash.