A Rockwell Rural firefighter en route September 26 to a car crash on Fisher Road was ejected from his SUV when the tread on his rear tire was torn apart and the vehicle overturned.
Trying to keep control of his Ford Explorer, Josh Jacobs, 30, was catapulted from the vehicle when it flipped, according to a news report. He landed face down near the front yard of a home at 7660 Pop Basinger Road. He suffered serious injuries, according to fire department spokesmen, but his condition is improving.
Emergency vehicles were called to the accident by homeowner Linda Benge who had dialed 911.
Jacobs was brought to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and was said to be stable Thursday morning, Rockwell Rural Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Holshouser told the Salisbury Post.
Among his injuries, Jacobs had some minor bleeding on the brain and some fractures of his face. A CT scan showed him to be normal. He is being sedated, but was responsive when hospital doctors tested him.
Holshouser said the recovery would be slow. The department, said Chief Holshouser, appreciates all the support that’s been received, including prayers and phone calls.
Source: Salisbury Post
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