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Woman Whose Hands Were Crushed in Accident Uses Toes to Cal 911

A North Carolina woman whose hands were crushed in a car accident used her toes to call for help.



A North Carolina woman whose hands were crushed in a car accident used her toes to call for help.

The 54-year-old woman from Charlotte North Carolina was not identified by the police, but she sure knew how to get herself out of a jam…. with… some well-placed toe jam.

According to Colleton County Fire-Rescue, the woman was trying to replace a tire on a remote section of I-95 when the jack slipped and crushed both her hands between the tire and the fender.

Trapped, the woman was unable to use her hands to call 911 with her cell phone.

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But, undaunted, this intrepid woman had a solution to her predicament.

“Over the next 35 minutes, she was able to slip off one shoe and manipulate her cell,” rescue officials said. “After many attempts, she was able to dial 9-1-1 with her toes and advise them of her predicament.”

The rescue workers added that they got to the woman’s location eight minutes after the 911 call. They then used a simple pry bar to free one of her hands but had to use machinery to free the second.

Doctors said that the woman, who was trapped for at least 45 minutes, suffered severe damage to both her hands and all her fingers.

The woman was rushed to a local hospital, but her condition has not been reported.

Still, it is likely her fancy footwork saved her hands.

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