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Tulsan shares video of his icy fall, EMSA handles increase in ice-related injuries

Posted at 1:36 PM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-11 14:36:50-05

TULSA, Okla. — Medical workers are very busy this week, tending to car accident victims and falls because of the slippery ice layered all over Green Country.

As of 11 a.m. Thursday morning, EMSA has responded to the following since midnight:

4 cold exposure calls and 47 falls.

Josh Neal of Tulsa went through a fall of his own Monday morning. He said, “I got up and I was pretty discombobulated.”

Neal took a tumble on his driveway and his own camera caught it. One foot slipped and the rest of his body went with it. The good thing is Neal sustained no injuries, he says, except to his dignity.

“I did get up and I thought, ‘Wow, that could’ve been so much worse,’” Neil said. “I survived.”

Dr. David Murr says falls come with a variety of injuries: from broken bones to head traumas.

“Whether it’s ankle injuries, wrist injuries, fractures and sprains, to head injuries - people falling and hitting their head on the concrete, for example,” said Dr. Murr.

Neal now is more on-guard any time he goes out, even when just to grab something out of the truck like he did during his fall. “Everyone take your time and stay warm,” he said.

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