Elderly couple trapped in car for over 4 hours

By: Ruth Baker Email
By: Ruth Baker Email

SHERMAN -- An elderly couple was trapped in their car from nine in the morning until one o'clock Thursday afternoon after driving off the road into a ditch.

The couple drove off the side of Loy Lake Road just north of Highway 75 down into a ditch before coming to rest in a creek bed.

It was over four hours before a family driving by saw the car and called 9-1-1.

Both passengers were conscious when emergency workers arrived. They were able to pull them from the vehicle back up a four foot embankment to the waiting ambulance.

The woman was care-flighted to Parkland Hospital in Dallas in critical condition.

The man is in stable condition at Wilson N. Jones Hospital in Sherman.

We’ll have a full report tonight on First News at Six and more posted later on KXII.com.


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  • by MR. X Location: U.S.A. on Jul 13, 2007 at 09:34 AM
    WERE THEY DRUNK?
  • by Anonymous Location: sherman,tx on Jul 13, 2007 at 06:54 AM
    We should all be thankfull for that little girl or because if she didn't there lifes might not have been saved
  • by Lisa Ham Location: Sadler,TX on Jul 12, 2007 at 02:59 PM
    I know the family, The Rutherford's and they should be commended for calling 911. The littel girl Millie should be rewarded for speaking up I wonder how many people would have done this same thing. The Rutherford famile (JB< Sara, Colten & Millie live in Denison and have done so much for there community! Lisa Ham 903-564-5599
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