Fire crew uses ladder to rescue man trapped under car, MFD says

Rescued man uninjured
Fire crew uses ladder to rescue man trapped under car, MFD says

Firefighters were able to use a metal ladder to prop up a car and rescue a man trapped underneath it.

The Madison Fire Department said crews responded to a report of a car that fell on a man who was repairing it in his garage in the 2800 block of Dryden Drive.

Using the tools available to them, firefighters grabbed wheel chocks and a 14-foot ladder. They put the chocks under the car to keep it from rolling and wedged one end of the ladder underneath the vehicle.

Firefighters pressed down on the other end of the ladder, lifting the car off the man to free him.

Paramedics assessed the man, who thanked everybody for rescuing him, according to the report. He walked away uninjured.

The fire department said the 14-foot ladder will likely need to be replaced.

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