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Extrication required at motor vehicle accident - 19th Street and 1st Avenue

For immediate release: January 24, 2022 - 11:59am

At 9:42 a.m. on January 24, 2022, a fire crew from the Saskatoon Fire Department (SFD) were returning to their station from a previous incident when they came upon a two vehicle accident.  One occupant of a vehicle involved required extrication.  A rescue unit and the Battalion Chief were dispatched to support the accident scene.  The police and ambulance service were notified by the SFD Dispatchers to respond.  Fire crews stabilized the vehicle and de-energized the battery to prepare for extrication of the occupant who presented minor injuries.  A hydraulic cutting tool was used by firefighters to open the driver's door to assist the occupant out of the vehicle.

The ladder truck from the closest fire station was required to provide extra bags of absorbent material needed to clean up diesel that had leaked from a one ton cube van.  An SFD maintenance vehicle also responded to transport and properly dispose of the material used to soak up the leaked fluids on the ground.

Patient care was transferred to the ambulance service.  Saskatoon Police Service were left with the scene.

Fire crews returned to station at 10:28 a.m.