01-24-2020 | 3:30 PM | CHARLOTTE,NC— A freelance news photojournalist helped rescue a driver trapped in an overturn vehicle. The photojournalist was on his way to cover a separate crash when he came upon an overturn vehicle on Lancaster Highway near Southcrest Lane.

Bystanders were seen prior to Charlotte Fire Department and Mecklenburg EMS arriving trying to free the driver. The photojournalist put down his camera and assisted the group of bystanders in the rescue.

Firefighters from Charlotte Fire Department, Carolina Volunteer Fire Department & Pineville Fire Department worked together seamlessly to cut the driver from the blue Toyota.

Firefighters used stabilizers and secured the vehicle near a tree to prevent any movement while the JAWS OF LIFE operated. Firefighters worked fast to free the driver from the mangled metal. Paramedics with Mecklenburg EMS transported the victim to the trauma center at Atrium Health with life threatening injures.

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