Driver trapped in Whispering Pines Wreck

Driver trapped in Whispering Pines Wreck

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany woman was treated and released from a hospital after firefighters had to pull her from her crushed S-U-V.

Firefighters had to use the jaws of life to cut the Toyota S-U-V side open, and free 69 year old Sally Heitmann.

She was pinned inside when her car rolled over when she was hit at the intersection of Whispering Pines and Greenwood Avenue.

Police say 45 year old Morris Batten failed to stop at the stop sign, and hit Heitmann's S-U-V.

It took several minutes to cut the car open to free her.

Battalion Chief Kelly Harcrow said "Now a days the metal on the cars are so thin a lot of times it tends to peel away. Which makes it a little harder for us to actually get to the point that we need to pry on or cut at.  It just takes a little bit of time."

Batten was cited for a stop sign violation.

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