CORKERY – Stittsville-based firefighters extricated a motorist early this morning (Aug. 5) following a single-vehicle motor vehicle collision near Highway 7.
Ottawa police were first on the scene, responding to a one-vehicle rollover at the intersection of Speedway and Spruce Ridge road early Monday morning. The Ottawa Police Service quickly notified the Ottawa Fire Service (OFS) and firefighters from Station 46 in Stittsville were quickly dispatched to rescue the trapped motorist.
“OFS was tiered by Ottawa police for a motor vehicle accident reporting someone trapped at 1:01 a.m.,” the OFS released in a statement early this morning. “Upon arrival, crews confirmed there was a vehicle in the ditch, on its side with one person still in the vehicle.”
Due to injuries sustained, the driver was unable to get out of the vehicle.
“Ottawa fire crews started extrication at 01:14 a.m.,” the OFS said. “Ottawa fire crews safely removed the patient at 01:28 a.m. Two patients were transported to hospital by Ottawa Paramedic Services.”
The OFS has advice for those who find themselves trapped in a vehicle.
“If you are involved in a collision and find yourself trapped, call 911 if you are able to,” the OFS 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.”