Car goes off roundabout to drainage creek below, Joplin Fire use rope rescue skills to bring the injured back up to roadway

Joplin News First

JOPLIN, Mo. — Just after 5:15 p.m. Joplin Dispatch were alerted to a two vehicle crash at the South Main and 50th St roundabout where one car went over the embankment and then down below.

Joplin Fire, Joplin Police, Newton County Ambulance responded. MODOT Emergency Response responded to assist with traffic. 

Sgt. Clay Collard tells us on scene two vehicles collided on the NW portion of the roundabout and one vehicle jumped the curb and went down to the drainage culvert below. 

Joplin Fire used ropes rescue to bring the injured driver up from the vehicle below. That driver was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Driver in the other vehicle was not injured.

M&M Wrecker removed the disabled vehicle from below.

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