Driver Dramatically Rescued From Car Found Hanging From Power Lines

"I've been doing this for 38 years, and I've never seen this before."
A woman is rescued from her car after it somehow became trapped in power lines.
A woman is rescued from her car after it somehow became trapped in power lines.
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A car was found dangling from power lines in Tennessee after what authorities are calling a "freak accident" early Saturday.

The driver, only identified as a 56-year-old woman, is believed to have been speeding when she somehow ran up the utility pole and became caught, authorities told WBBJ-TV.

Photos taken at the scene show the sedan hanging at least 7 feet above the ground. A video shows the driver being extracted with a cherry picker about two hours after first responders arrived.

“We had to call the power company and got them there [sic] because the pole that she was hanging from was connected to a high-voltage power line,” Medina Fire Chief Jeff Rollins told the station.

Police told The Jackson Sun there was no indication of drugs, alcohol or a medical condition playing a role.

The woman was taken to a hospital for evaluation shortly after being removed from the car.

"I've been doing this for 38 years, and I've never seen this before," Rollins told the Sun.

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