Thomas Argue rollover requires extrication unit

CARP – An early morning (Aug. 23) motor vehicle collision near Carp required the expert extrication unit located at Ottawa Fire Station 64 in Carp.

At 1 a.m. this morning the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) responded to a single vehicle rollover near the intersection of Thomas Argue and March roads.

“Ottawa Fire was tiered by the OPS for a motor vehicle collision at 1 a.m. reporting a vehicle in the ditch,” the OFS public information officer (PIO) released in a statement. “While on route, Ottawa fire received an update from Ottawa police the driver was trapped inside the vehicle.”

Upon arrival, firefighters confirmed the vehicle had hit a tree and the driver was trapped.

“Firefighters successfully extricated the driver at 1:23 a.m.” the PIO said. “The driver was then placed in the care of the Ottawa Paramedic Services. We would like to thank the following agencies who collaborated with us to manage this incident: Ottawa Paramedic Service and the Ottawa Police Service. Our work together is based on trust, cooperation and a group commitment to service excellence and safety.”

The OFS has advice if you find yourself trapped in your vehicle.

“If you are involved in a collision and find yourself trapped, call 911 if you are able to,” the PIO 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 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.”