Woman trapped under dresser for four days

Woman trapped under dresser for four days

Woman trapped under dresser for four days

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by Shelly Swanke

wwltv.com

Posted on June 16, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Washington County -- A 67 year old woman from Cedar Mill is out of the hospital today after being trapped under a dresser in her home for four days.

Friday night Washington County Deputies went out to check on the welfare of a woman who lives in the Cedar Hills Community of the county.

Neighbors told deputies they had not seen or spoke with Virgina Cartier in the past 4 days.  They told deputies she lives alone but her car was still in the parking lot and she usually tells neighbors when she will be away.

Deputies decided to force their way into her home to check on her.  They found she was hurt but alive.  Cartier had been moving furniture in her home when a dresser fell and trapped her.  She was taken to the hospital with injuries to both her legs. She has since been released.

Sergeant Vance Stimler with the Washington County Sheriff's office said, "If not for the concerned neighbors and decisive action of the deputies on scene the result of this situation could have been tragic."

 

 

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