OFS rescue two in 417 crash at Panmure
By Jake Davies - West Carleton Online
KINBURN – Ottawa Fire Service’s (OFS) Station 64 Heavy Rescue team was called in to action yesterday (Jan. 20) evening to help extricate two people trapped in an SUV in the ditch of Highway 417.
Two vehicles were involved in an early evening motor vehicle collision on the westbound lanes of Highway 417. One of the vehicles, a Nissan Rogue, ended up in the ditch on its side, with two people trapped inside.
“Ottawa fire dispatch received a call from the Ottawa Paramedic Service for a motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles,” OFS public information officer Jen McNeely released in a statement yesterday evening. “Ottawa firefighters arriving on scene advised the vehicle was on its side with two people trapped inside.”
The other vehicle had one occupant who was not trapped but did receive treatment by the Ottawa Paramedic Service.
Firefighters from Ottawa Fire Station 64 in Carp used specialty tools to remove the SUV’s roof.
“Two patients inside the Rogue have been extricated and place in the care of Ottawa Paramedic Service,” McNeely said.
The ORNGE air ambulance was on scene as well.
“Rescue 64 from Carp Station 64 extricated two patients quickly and efficiently on 417 this afternoon,” OFS District 6 Chief Bill Bell said. “Patients turned over to paramedics. Very proud of our heavy rescue team in West Carleton.”