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Vernon firefighters come to aid of entrapped person

The Vernon Fire Department attended the scene of a two vehicle accident the morning of April 7.
Image Credit: Vernon Fire and Rescue Services
April 08, 2015 - 8:26 AM

VERNON - Emergency crews freed two people trapped in a car after an accident Tuesday morning.

According to Vernon Fire and Rescue Services, there was a two vehicle accident just after 8 a.m. in the 4300 block of 32 Street.

The driver and passenger in one of the vehicles involved were trapped inside until firefighters used the jaws of life to pry the door open.

“Extrication is always a tricky thing to perform,” deputy fire chief Jack Blair says. “Firefighters have to be careful of un-deployed airbags and you can see (in the picture) the ambulance attendant is inside, they have a blanket up over the patients to protect them from any broken glass.”

Once freed, the two people, and the driver of the other vehicle, were all taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital. It doesn’t appear there were any life-threatening injuries.

An investigation is underway to determine exactly what caused the accident, but indications are that one of the vehicles T-boned the other in the intersection.

The Vernon Fire Department attended the scene of a two vehicle accident the morning of April 7.
The Vernon Fire Department attended the scene of a two vehicle accident the morning of April 7.
Image Credit: Vernon Fire and Rescue Services

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at chelston@infonews.ca or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

—This story was updated at 9:34 a.m., April 8, to include additional details and to correct the date of the accident to April 7. 

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