CORKERY – Ottawa Fire Services (OFS) spent late last night (Aug. 8) freeing a motorist from an overturned vehicle on March Road near Bearhill Road.
Firefighters from OFS Station 84 in Corkery responded to a single vehicle rollover late last night after a call for help from the Ottawa Police Service.
“The OFS was tiered by Ottawa Police for a motor vehicle accident at 10:46 p.m., and later advised there was reports of one person trapped inside one of the vehicles involved,” the OFS released in a statement this morning. “Upon arrival, fire fighters confirmed there was a vehicle on its side, and one person trapped inside. Ottawa fire crews started extrication at 11:07 p.m. Ottawa Fire crews removed the patient at 11:27 p.m.”
West Carleton Online received credible information from residents near the scene two people were injured and a pet dog was killed.
The OFS asks motorists travelling near a collision scene use extreme caution.
“Vehicles not involved in a collision are to yield to emergency vehicles trying to access the scene,” the OFS said. “It is advisable to remain in your vehicle on fast moving highways as motorists may not see you if you exit your vehicle. 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.”