CORKERY – A two-vehicle collision yesterday evening (Sept. 23) has left one person dead.
Volunteer firefighters from Ottawa Fire Station 84 in Corkery were first on scene with their extrication equipment.
“Ottawa Fire Services (OFS) received notification from Ottawa Police Services that a two-vehicle collision with one vehicle rolled over at Upper Dwyer Hill Road at Vaughan Side Road on Sept. 23 at 5:21 p.m.,” OFS public information officer Carson Tharris released in a statement last night. “Upon arrival fire fighters confirmed a serious collision with one vehicle on its roof in a ditch and a second vehicle on the road.”
Fire fighters commenced rapid extrication for the passenger in one vehicle and extrication for a second occupant. Ottawa Paramedic Service transported one patient by Ornge Air and the second patient by ambulance.
Ottawa police later confirmed the fatality.
“The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) is investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision,” police releaed in a statement yesterday evening. “The collision occurred this evening near the intersection of Upper Dwyer Hill Road and Vaughan Side Road.”
The intersection was closed for several hours as the OPS Collisions Investigations Unit worked the scene.
“If you are involved in a collision and find yourself trapped, call 911 if you are able to,” Tharris said. “Tell the dispatcher you are trapped in your vehicle. Answer their questions as best as you can and follow their instructions. If you are trapped in a vehicle after a collision. Keep your seatbelt on until firefighters arrive, especially if you happen to be upside down. You don’t want to fall and further injure yourself or someone else who is in the vehicle with you. If you are in a collision and first responders advise that extrication will be required, be prepared for loud noises inside the vehicle while the firefighters use their tools. Don’t be alarmed. Your firefighter guide will always be checking in with you and keeping you safe.”