Thursday, November 29, 2018

Tragic Accident in Rankin County

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey issued the following statement.

On Wednesday November 28, 2018, at approximately 10:14 p.m., the Rankin County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a one vehicle accident with a vehicle in a pond in the 300 block of Rockwood Road in Rankin County.

Rankin County Deputies along with the Star Fire Department, Rankin EOC and Pafford Ambulance Service responded to the scene.

While first responders were headed to the scene, a homeowner who heard the crash stepped outside and saw a vehicle in the pond. The homeowner stated that he heard a female screaming for help and saw the car sinking. The homeowner ran to the pond and jumped in and made attempts to open the car doors but was unsuccessful.

Star Fire Department arrived on scene in less than 10 minutes. The fire chief jumped into the water and swam out to the car. The fire chief was able to open a door on the vehicle and pull the accident victim from the car. The victim was pulled to the bank of the pond and out of the water.

Despite the best efforts of the first responders the female driver of the vehicle died on the scene. Rankin County Coroner, David Ruth, was dispatched to the scene.

Rankin County Deputies and Rankin EOC arrived on scene with specialized rescue equipment. It was unknown if there were any other occupants in the vehicle. The Rankin EOC dive team was able to secure a cable to the vehicle and it was pulled from the water. There were no other occupants in the vehicle. Rankin EOC launched a rescue boat equipped with sonar and scanned the entire pond for any other victims, none were found.

Rankin County Coroner David Ruth responded to the scene and recovered the accident victim.

The Rankin County Sheriffs prays for peace for the family and friends of the victim. We also applaud the heroic actions of the homeowner and Star Fire Chief in their attempts to save the victims life. We are truly blessed in Rankin County to have residents and first responders who are willing to place themselves in harm’s way to save their fellow man.

The accident is still being investigated by Rankin County Sheriff’s Office.


Anonymous said...

Very sad. This is why we carry in each of our cars a window breaking tool. They are very inexpensive and save lives. They are mounted along the center console using Command Strips.

Anonymous said...

You can also pull out one of the headrests and use the bottom to break windows in cases of submersion.

Anonymous said...

With all the tech that cars have nowadays, you’d figure that there would be some kinda system they could put in to detect when a vehicle is becoming submerged. Something like - 2 interior mounted dual-check hydro sensors around the pedal area in the driver’s side and the other just above the floorboard on the passenger side. If the both throw positive for submersion, they’d force doors open via hydraulic power borrowed from the brake line. A quick, short, powerful jolt from an actuator should be enough to over-power the exterior water pressure prior to equalization. There’s probably a thousand holes in my theory. But if we can make cars that drive themselves, I guarantee there’s an inexpensive way to make it work.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Mr. Gadget!

Anonymous said...

Every training video on how to escape a submerging vehicle, says to immediately roll down the window as soon as you realize you are going under water. Most electric windows will work for about 3 minutes under water. I know the first impulse is to panic, but opening the window and getting out should be taught to every driver.

Anonymous said...

2:14, Good idea, but first there needs to be a smart phone app that interrupts the driver’s texting in order to inform that the car is going under water.

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