MANSFIELD -- As a few Mansfield firefighters spoke soothingly to a Dirlam Court woman trapped underneath her GMC Yukon, a frantic frenzy of activity swelled around them.
With an IV hanging from the passengers side mirror, Maygan Tackett, 22, spent nearly an hour and a half beneath her vehicle after it overturned in the alley of Dirlam Court near Park Avenue West.
The 469 Dirlam Court woman could be seen gripping the steering wheel from below as she tearfully waited to be freed.
"She stopped (at 469 Dirlam Court) to talk to -- I don't know if it's her husband or father of her children. He was getting something out of her car, they got into an argument," said Mansfield Police Lt. Mike Higgins. "She took off with all three kids in the car and got a little ways down the alley way and looks like she was about to hit a telephone pole so she veered to the right, and when she veered to the right she went up on the embankment ... then most likely over-corrected back to the left and when she started back down that hill, the (SUV) just rolled over."
Higgins said officer Terry Butler reported that two of her three children were standing up out of the car when he arrived on scene around 7:40 a.m.
"The 9-month-old (boy) was still strapped into the car seat behind the driver's seat," Higgins said.
Firefighters soon pulled the child to safety.
All three children were unharmed.
Neighbor Christa Williams watched over the trio from one home over while crews worked. The children seemed unfazed as they played with toy cars.
"I'm just trying to be a good neighbor," Williams said, who walked the two eldest children away just before their mother was released.
Firefighters brought in two sets of Jaws of Life, cribbing to help prop the car up, a Halligan tool, axes, a saw and other tools to tear the top of the car. Two tow trucks lifted the vehicle from both ends to give crews more room to work below.
Tackett appeared to have stayed conscious the entire episode even providing her mother's name and phone number to a firefighter.
"She wants you to call her mother and tell her to meet her at the hospital," the firefighter said the an officer handing him the slip of paper with the phone number.
The SUV had flipped with driver's side of the vehicle on the ground, trapping her left leg in the door.
Neighbor Randy Williams said he watched Tackett's boyfriend run down the street after the SUV.
"He was yelling and saying his girlfriend's leg was under her car and that she couldn't breathe," he said. "The cops got here immediately."
Once firefighters cleared enough room, they forced the driver's side door open, pulling a screaming Tackett free just after 9 a.m.
"It was one of those tricky extrications you don't see everyday" said Mansfield Fire Capt. Joe Boebel. "It took us a little while to stabilize her and get her off her limb. It exhausted our resources."
Neighbor Cindy Williams appeared to be the only one who watched the episode from start to finish.
"I was sitting on the front porch drinking morning coffee when she pulled up and stopped in front of the house and parked her SUV in the alley," Cindy Williams said. "She went in the house for a minute or two, came back out picked up her baby and put him in the truck and got in the truck herself. A short argument started between her and her boyfriend and then she backed up a little bit, nearly hitting her boyfriend, and took off like a bat out of hell down through here, almost hit that telephone pull, swerved to the right and the next thing I heard was crash, crash. I was scared because I heard the kids screaming."
Neighbor Bud Williams said the crash shook his entire house.
"I was in bed and heard a crash, sounded like plane crash," he said. "I came downstairs and looked down alley way and saw a van on its side and saw a woman was under it and we tried to lift the van but we couldn't. She wasn't saying anything. I really thought she was dead. Wasn't any movement or anything. I hope she doesn't lose her leg."
Terry and Brenda Hysong were two of many neighbors watched the scene unfold from neighboring yards.
"I was just thinking thank God there were no little kids in the alley during the time," Terry Hyson said. "There always are a lot of them."
"That was a hell of a way to be woken up," Brenda Hysong added.
Higgins said the case will be sent to the Mansfield Law Director's office to determine charges. He said the boyfriend will not be charged.
Tackett is still being evaluated as of 11:30 a.m. at MedCentral/Mansfield Hospital.
Courtesy of the Mansfield News Journal's Jami Kinton.