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Posted on: September 27, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Woman escapes serious injury after being pinned under vehicle

Argyle scene

According to Sheriff Jeffrey Murphy on September 27, 2015 at 10:19 AM, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of 4 Hinds Road in the Town of Argyle for a report of a female trapped under a vehicle.

Upon arrival, sheriff’s deputies located Colleen R. Ramos, 60, of County Route 43 in Argyle, pinned under her 1989 Ford Festiva. The vehicle was teetering on a rock ledge and in danger of shifting.

Sheriff’s deputies obtained a tow rope from a citizen on scene and secured Ramos' vehicle to an arriving State Police patrol vehicle.

Officers, utilizing the patrol car and the tow rope and with the help of citizens and first arriving fire and EMS personnel, were able to pull Ramos from under her vehicle.

Ramos was evaluated by Argyle EMS and transported to the Glens Falls Hospital with minor leg injuries. Ramos had been outside of the vehicle when it began to roll at the top of an incline. Ramos attempted to stop the rolling vehicle however became entangled under the front bumper as it continued and rolled off the rock ledge. A large rock at the bottom of the ledge appears to have allowed just enough distance between the vehicle and ground to prevent Ramos from being crushed.

Deputy Josh Whitney, Sgt. Todd Lemery and Trooper Kevin Saunders handled the case. Argyle Fire and EMS also on scene assisting.

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