One person with life-threatening injuries rescued after car lands in Mint Hill creek: FD

MINT HILL, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — One person was freed from their car Sunday morning after the vehicle landed in a shallow creek, according to the Mint Hill Fire Department.

Authorities say they were called around 7:40 a.m. on Sunday, January 21, to a creek off Bartlett Road for someone who was pinned in a vehicle. They found a car to the side of the road and in the creek.

  • Mint Hill Fire Dept.
    Mint Hill Fire Dept.
  • Mint Hill Fire Dept.
    Mint Hill Fire Dept.
  • Mint Hill Fire Dept.
    Mint Hill Fire Dept.
  • Mint Hill Fire Dept.
    Mint Hill Fire Dept.

According to officials, firefighters were able to free the individual in 7 minutes after careful planning.

The person was taken to Atrium CMC with life-threatening injuries, according to the Mecklenburg EMS agency (MEDIC).

Mint Hill Police helped with traffic control and are investigating the incident. The Idlewild Volunteer Fire Department also assisted.

Authorities did not say how the car ended up in the creek or what led up to the incident.

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