Wednesday morning first responders pulled two people out of a truck, after the driver lost control and hit a tree.
Officer Carolyn O’Brien says the couple, Sharron Forester, and Warren Forester, were traveling from Emporia, Kansas.
They were just a few miles from North Platte, when Sharron felt dizzy and lost control of the semi. Her husband was in the sleeper car at the time of the crash.
"One was trapped in the front. We execrated the patient and took them to the hospital,” said Firefighter James Lee.
But it took a while for first responders to get them out. State troopers say Sharron’s right leg was trapped under the dashboard, and responders almost had to use the Jaws of Life. Instead they broke the back window to get her out.
"Sometimes The Jaws of Life can be imposing, it makes a lot of noise and it breaks extra glass. If we don’t have to use them it's better for the patient," said Lee.
Lee says Semi truck accidents take more man power then car accidents.
"There’s more room but everything inside is close together, so it makes it harder to get inside the cab," said Lee.
State troopers say the couple did not suffer any life threatening injuries.