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Extrication required at scene of vehicle rollover

Record Staff

The Courtenay Fire Department assisted in a single-vehicle rollover motor vehicle accident Monday morning at Headquarters and Rennison roads.

Kurt Macdonald, Courtenay deputy fire chief, told media one person was stuck inside the vehicle and firefighters had to stabilize the vehicle in order to extricate the patient.

"The branches (near the vehicle) stopped when we arrived on scene so we started moving around the car and it rolled over a little bit more so fortunately the branches were there to stop it," he said.

"Had it  kept rolling it would have ended up probably another 20 to 30 feet into a farmers field. After the car moved, he was very easy to convince not to move around any more so he was very stationary until we got it secured and getting him out was pretty easy."

Macdonald explained firefighters were able to get ropes and chains to provide a stable workplace and assisted the removal of the driver, who suffered minor neck pain.

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With a file from CTV Vancouver Island

 

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