Firefighters rescue man trapped in icy wreck near SFCC

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on March 27, 2012 at 5:48 AM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 5:53 AM

NEAR SPOKANE, Wash. -- Two people were trapped in a car near Government Way and Houston west of Spokane near Spokane Falls Community College just after 5 a.m. Tuesday. 

Firefighters had to cut the door off the car to get the male driver out by 6:20 a.m.  The female passenger had some bumps and bruises and was able to free herself from the car within 30 minutes of the wreck.

Authorities on scene told KREM 2 News the car hit a patch of black ice that sent it rolling off the road on to its side.

One lane of Government Way was closed for almost two hours.

Traffic on Government Way re-opened at 6:50 a.m.

Slippery conditions were reported across the region Tuesday and authorities asked drivers to slow down because of ice from the freezing fog.  Liberty Lake and the West Plains area were the locations that reported the heaviest fog.

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