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Firefighters use heavy rescue gear to free victims in 'back-to-back' rollovers

Ottawa Fire Services extricate person from crash at Snake Island Rd & Blanchfield Rd. Tuesday night
Ottawa Fire Department Rescuers From the crash on Snake Island Rd &amp. Branchfield Street. Tuesday night Photo by Ottawa Fire Service via Twitter

Ottawa firefighters used heavy rescue equipment to roll over A woman was quickly rescued from a vehicle that had been hit. Wednesday morning.

Shortly before 2:00 a.m., Ottawa police notified the fire department that a car had fallen into the ditch of Moody's drive near the intersection with Barnsdale Road. . Firefighters arrived on the scene minutes later, carrying heavy rescue gear, including a heavy-duty cutter known as the "jaw of life."

The vehicle overturned and a woman was trapped inside. "The crew on site worked diligently to stabilize the vehicle while caring for the crew," said a fire brigade media release.

Firefighters removed the roof from the vehicle, used a jack to lift it, and rescued the woman inside.

Paramedics were called around 1:55 am and found a woman in her 20s with multiple non-life-threatening injuries.

After her firefighters rescued her from her vehicle, her paramedics transported her to a trauma center, where she is in a stable condition.

It was her second rescue in less than 12 hours from Tuesday afternoon.

Firefighters responded to a call for help shortly after 5:00 pm. Tuesday following a collision at the intersection of Snake Island Road and Branchfield Road near Osgood.

Firefighters used a special hydraulic system to stabilize the vehicle and free the trapped driver. The driver was released in seven minutes.

A spokesman for the Ottawa Emergency Medical Service said two people, in their 90s and 20s, were treated. Both were taken to Ottawa Hospital's Civic her campus, where they were in non-life-threatening but stable condition.

🚒 Buck Two buck rescue calls last night.

In the city he had two car crashes and one resident trapped. @OttFire Firefighters safely rescued trapped residents in two calls.

Pictured here is an example of a tool firefighters use to escape.#OttNews

— Ottawa Fire Service (@OttFire) Aug 10, 2022
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