OK Family Trapped In Car For 3 Hours Due To Fallen Power Pole - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

NEWS

OK Family Trapped In Car For 3 Hours Due To Fallen Power Pole

Posted: Updated:
Amber Hulce was driving the new car she just got for graduation down Highway 39 when power poles started crashing down. One landed right on her car. Amber Hulce was driving the new car she just got for graduation down Highway 39 when power poles started crashing down. One landed right on her car.
LEXINGTON, Oklahoma -

Trapped by live power lines on every side, Amber Hulce thought back to a random call she got earlier in the evening from her grandmother.

“My Grandma calls us when we were going into Purcell,” she recalled. “And when Nana has that inkling to call, she calls it her connection to God. God's nudging her.”

Hulce's family, including three kids, had been on their way home from Lake Murray when it started to storm.

“We were actually joking because he (her husband) left his car windows down before we left the house. I was like, it could be worse,” said Hulce.

Seconds later, it was.

“I’m looking at the pole coming down on my side,” Hulce said.

Hulce was driving the new car she just got for graduation down Highway 39 when power poles started crashing down. One landed right on her car.

“It was like a big bang, then the popping of the air bags and then five or 10 seconds just silence,” said her husband Jonathan.

Hulce originally thought the car was on fire and rushed to get out, but a huge pole was blocking her in. Then On-Star called and help was coming. But because of the live power lines, it took three hours before they were rescued. When they finally were, Hucle saw how fatal her first instinct could have been.

“If I would have been able to get out, I would have stepped on the wire directly.”

All three adults were taken to the hospital with concussions. The children were fine. But Hulce credits Nana's “nudge from God” that it wasn't worse.

“I was stepping out of the car, but God put that pole to block me in for a reason.”

Special Features

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

Politics

Breaking political news & the latest headlines from the state capitol & D.C.

Radars

See where weather is happening using our live interactive radars.

Technology

Spend your money wisely with reviews of new tech gadgets & the latest news in technology.

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive
Powered by Frankly
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
News9.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.