_ (press release) _ Ottawa Fire Services (OFS) were advised at 8:10 a.m. that a collision had occurred in front of 6178 Mitch Owens Road between Manotick Station Road and Bowesville Road.
Early reports indicated that the collision involved a dump truck and a car. In addition, information given to Communications was that persons were trapped in the car and that there were major injuries.
The first OFS crew on scene did confirm that extrication would be required as persons were trapped inside the vehicle. Reportedly, one person was found without any vital signs and CPR was immediately initiated. Additional firefighters on scene began extrication operations.
The persons inside the vehicle were extricated with extrication tools such as spreaders and cutters. Firefighters completed all extrication operations by 8:33 a.m.
The severity of this collision had all three agencies (Fire, Paramedics and Police) working very closely together to ensure a rapid response with their primary focus being patient care.
Ottawa Fire Services would like motorists to remember the following:
* Vehicles not involved in a collision are to yield right for emergency vehicles trying to access the scenes and the persons requiring assistance. * If you are the first person at a motor vehicle incident please approach the scene only if it is safe to do so. It is advisable to remain in your vehicle on fast moving highways and roadways as passing motorists may not see you if you exit your vehicle. * Call 9-1-1 as soon as it is safe to do so. Remember, you are our eyes and ears to the emergency. Our Dispatch staff will ask questions to help best locate the caller and assess the conditions surrounding the emergency. We encourage you to remain calm, answer the Dispatcher’s questions and to stay on the line until advised to hang up. * We thank you for your patience as we realize emergencies cause disruptions. However, our first priority is your safety and we appreciate your cooperation when instructions are provided by fire officials or police officers.