2017-04-19

Driver sent to hospital after head-on collision in West Northfield

by Michael Lee

  • <p>MICHAEL LEE PHOTO</p><p>The Oakhill and Northfield fire departments, the RCMP and EHS were at the scene of a head-on collision on Highway 10 in West Northfield. The accident on April 13 resulted in one vehicle falling into a ditch and the driver having to be removed using the Jaws of Life.</p>

First responders from Oakhill and Northfield were at the scene of a head-on collision in West Northfield on Thursday afternoon.

The accident occurred on Highway 10 and involved two vehicles. One was seen on the street, the front badly damaged on the passenger's side, while the second vehicle had fallen into a ditch off the road and flipped onto its left side.

Chief of the Oakhill & District Fire Department Corey Zinck said the department received the call at 4 p.m., with Oakhill acting as the automatic aid to Northfield.

He said the two drivers appeared to be the only occupants of the vehicles.

EHS and RCMP were present as fire crews worked to stabilize the vehicle that landed in the ditch. After using the Jaws of Life, firefighters were able to successfully remove the driver from the vehicle by 5:15 p.m.

Zinck said the driver suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to South Shore Regional Hospital as RCMP remained to investigate the scene.

The driver of the vehicle still on the road was assessed and released and could be seen walking around the site of the crash.

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