Ottawa fire, paramedics and police kept busy with two serious area accidents

(Photo: Ottawa Paramedic Services)

Frontline members of the Ottawa Fire Service, Ottawa Paramedic Service and Ottawa Police were kept busy in the Stittsville area with two serious motor vehicle accidents.

At 9:45 am, Ottawa Paramedics responded to a call that reported a single vehicle roll-over on the stretch of Flewellyn Road between Ormond and Ashton Roads. A female in her 70s was found in life-threatening condition, requiring extrication from her vehicle.

Bystanders initiated CPR and further resuscitation manoeuvres subsequently took place with the assistance from our allied agency partners. Additional advanced life support interventions took place. The woman was rushed to hospital said a press release from Ottawa Paramedics.

The highway was closed, but has since reopened.

(Location of area where Ashton accident took place April 25, 2020. Map: Google Maps)

Shortly thereafter, at 12:23 pm, Ottawa Fire responded to a vehicle rollover at the request of Ottawa Police that took place at the westbound off-ramp of Highway 417 and Eagleson Road.

One person was trapped in an SUV that was on its roof. A male in
his 30s required extrication from the vehicle. Ottawa Fire Technical Rescue Team technicians stabilized the vehicle using rejacks and additional fire fighters supplied hose lines as a precaution during the extrication of the patient.

The patient was placed into the care of Ottawa Paramedics who transported him to the trauma centre.

(Location of Highway 417-Eagleson Road accident on April 25, 2020. Map: Google Maps)

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