Mettle amid the wreck

First responders, health care workers quickly respond to Monday morning crash


Dana Davis

A black Chevy sits atop the east fuel island on Monday morning following a high speed collision with the island and the awning outside Kum & Go in Saratoga.

Two booms, dust and a flash.

That is how Rick Hughes described the accident that shook Saratoga on Monday morning. Hughes was standing just inside the door of his insurance agency when a car passed only a couple yards from him, hit a telephone pole, then crashed into the fuel island at neighboring Kum & Go.

Hughes said, "The car came so fast that when I looked up it had already hit the pole and the transformer exploded, then there was nothing but dust. You couldn't see five feet out the building.

When it settled, one of them tried to climb out the top of the car, gas was coming out e...

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