Woman Hangs Upside-Down in Flipped SUV
One woman's world literally turned upside-down. Ronni Maclowitz got into a nasty accident, rolling over her SUV.
Ronni, a ballroom dancer, was driving to a lesson when she crossed an overpass above a busy highway in East Brunswick, New Jersey.
All of the sudden Ronni hit a sheet of ice, causing her SUV to spin out of control. She was slammed into a fence before ending up upside-down, trapped in her SUV.
"The bridge was completely ice covered. I started to skid, the car hit the curb, popped up, and the car flipped backwards," says Ronni.
But she kept her cool: "I reached for my pocketbook, pulled out my cell phone and then dialed 911," she says.
911 Operator: "Are you injured?"
Ronni: "I don't think so."
911 Operator: "Stay on the line with me."
For 40 minutes Ronni hung upside-down while police and rescue workers tried to figure out how to safely remove her from the overturned SUV.
"I said, 'Okay I'm just hanging here....now what?' "
So Ronni got back on the phone and called family, friends, and of course, her dance instructor.
"I said, 'I can't make it. I was in an accident. I'm upside down.' "
Although Ronni's car was totaled in the flip, she walked away without a scratch.