Gabriel Aleman said he heard from the personnel at HALO-Flight, the helicopter ambulance operation out of Corpus Christi, that the woman was treated for a nasal fracture and released.
According to their report, the staff at the emergency room at Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital released her right after she was treated.
“All she got was a broken nose,” Aleman said, using laymen’s terms. “She was lucky.”
Aleman is one of the owners of the Angel Care Ambulance Service, which contracts with the city and the county to provide 911 emergency medical service.
Police Chief Joe Treviño and Detective Greg Baron said the incident in the 800 block of Leland Circle apparently took place just after 5 p.m. when the woman jacked up her vehicle and removed a front wheel to reach the oil pan plug on her vehicle.
The woman had placed the jack on soft ground and the jack apparently slipped, allowing the vehicle to fall on her.
A HALO-Flight helicopter was called to the scene when emergency medical technicians arrived and discovered that the victim appeared to have a head injury and a possible broken arm.
Treviño said anyone who is going to work under a jacked-up vehicle should use some common sense safety measures. That includes placing the jack and the vehicle on a solid foundation, preferably a concrete driveway, and use jack stands to keep the vehicle from falling if the jack fails.