Personnel from the Clinton County Emergency Medical Services, Albany Fire Department, Clinton County Sheriff’s Department and Scott’s Wrecker Service worked for about an hour last Wednesday morning to free Adrian Pierce from the Chevrolet pickup truck he was driving after it left the roadway, overturned and came to rest against a large tree.
Pierce remained conscious and alert and was talking with rescue workers throughout the entire ordeal last week, and was also able to talk with family members who arrived on the scene about 30 minutes after the rescue effort first got underway.
Pierce was traveling south of Ky. 558 when the accident occurred at about 7:30 a.m. just north of the Mike and Janice Cooksey residence, about seven miles north of Albany. Rescue workers had to cut the roof of the truck away and eventually used two wreckers and an additional wench truck to move the truck away from the tree without causing further injury to Pierce before they were able to completely free him. Pierce sustained several injuries as a result of the accident, and was transported to the Clinton County Hospital where he was stabilized before being airlifted to another facility for further treatment.
In the top photo, emergency workers can be seen removing the truck roof, while at the same time struggling to stabilize Pierce’s position in the wrecked vehicle to prevent him from being moved by the rescue effort and causing possible further injuries.
At left, Clinton County Sheriff Rick Riddle comforted Pierce’s parents, Freddie and Marsha Pierce during the rescue effort. Below, rescue crews carry Pierce through the wooded area to an awaiting ambulance after he was successfully removed from the wreckage.