White Plains crash

White Plains firefighters cut the top off an SUV on Friday to rescue a woman who'd crash on Alabama 9. (Nathan Harper/White Plains Volunteer Fire Department)

Volunteer firefighters cut a woman out of her vehicle after it wrecked and flipped in White Plains on Friday.

The woman was flown by helicopter to UAB Hospital for treatment, said Nathan Harper, chief of the White Plains Volunteer Fire Department. Nobody else was involved in the wreck, he said.

Harper said his department received a call at 11 a.m. about the wreck on Alabama 9, near the Singleton Road intersection and the Save Big Outdoors store.

Attempts to reach an Alabama state trooper for details on how the wrecked happened were not immediately successful on Friday.

Harper said when firefighters arrived a few minutes after the call, they found the woman alone in a white SUV that had turned onto its left side. It took firefighters less than 20 minutes to cut the victim out of the vehicle, Harper said.

“They rolled the roof back,” he said. “She was still conscious.”

A Lifesaver helicopter was called in to assist and landed in the nearby football field of White Plains High School to take the woman away for treatment.

Besides state troopers, the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office and Anniston EMS assisted in the incident.

Staff writer Patrick McCreless: 256-235-3561. On Twitter @PMcCreless_Star.

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