Firefighters rescue driver from wrecked SUV

BUFORD - Firefighters worked quickly Tuesday morning to free a woman from a wrecked SUV.

Gwinnett County Police Department spokeswoman Cpl. Illana Spellman said 30-year-old Margarita Munoz of Lawrenceville was trapped inside her Chevy Tahoe when it collided with Kimberly Call's Honda CR-V.

According to a police report, a witness saw a tire on Call's Honda CR-V blow, causing the Lilburn woman's vehicle to cross the grass median on Interstate 985 and collide with Munoz's Chevy Tahoe and a Volkswagen Golf traveling south.

According to a Fire Department press release, firefighters used specialized extrication tools to free Munoz from the wreckage. She was transported to Gwinnett Medical Center.

Call, 20, of Lilburn and 40-year-old Mohammad Ahmadi of Lawrenceville, the driver of the Golf, were also taken to the hospital.

All three had serious but not life-threatening injuries, Gwinnett County Fire Department spokesman Lt. Thomas Rutledge said.

Both lanes of I-985 south were closed from about 7:30 a.m. to shortly after 9:30 a.m. while crews preformed the rescue.

According to the report, Call was listed at fault for the accident.