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Motor Vehicle Collision - Possible Entrapment - 58th Street East & Miners Avenue

For immediate release: November 13, 2019 - 3:20pm
19-14040

At approximately 9:10 this morning, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of 58th Street East and Miners Avenue. The caller reported a collision between a semi tractor-trailer and a car with the possibility of the car's lone occupant being trapped inside.

Two fire engines, one rescue unit, and one battalion chief were dispatched for response.

Upon arrival of the first responding fire engine, the entrapment of a middle-aged male driver in a Chevrolet Cruze was confirmed. The patient was observed in stable condition with firefighter-paramedics performing a medical assessment and providing care inside the damaged vehicle. Firefighters prepared the vehicle for the extrication process by stabilizing it and disconnecting the battery; the driver's door was cut from the vehicle using hydraulic rescue tools, freeing the trapped patient.

The patient was transported to hospital by ambulance in stable condition. Fire crews performed a clean-up of the scattered debris before concluding on scene. The scene was left with the Saskatoon Police Service.

There were no injuries or exposures to fire department personnel as a result of this incident.