Local heroes responded first on the highway. You can see in the comments on our LIVE report. Then #JoplinFire arrived and extricated her from the SUV. The Adult was female transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries according to the Joplin Police Department.
• Unnamed friends of the driver updated us privately she has moderate injuries and is awaiting surgery.
• She was alert when being transported from the scene. She was also a restrained driver.
From the LIVE social media report: “She was actually in good shape considering what happened. I talked with her the whole time and tried to keep her calm… she asked me to call her mom and so I did and pulled as much debris of her as I could… the steering wheel came completely off in my hand. I watched it happen and it was insane.” – J
“This is mom!! And she’s doing fine! Few boken bones, cut up and bruised!! Thank you for all the prayers!!” – mom