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Motor Vehicle Collision - Confirmed Entrapment - Idylwyld Drive South near 20th Street East

For immediate release: September 27, 2020 - 12:17pm

At approximately 8:29 a.m. on September 27, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received multiple 911 calls reporting a head-on collision involving two vehicles on Idylwyld Drive South near 20th Street East; callers reported one occupant to be trapped inside one of the vehicles involved. One fire engine, one rescue unit, and one battalion chief responded. 

Arriving on scene in less than one minute, firefighters located two heavily damaged vehicles and a significant amount of debris. Bystanders had assisted the driver and lone occupant from one vehicle as fire crews made contact with the trapped driver and lone occupant of the second; quickly stabilizing the patient and vehicle in preparation for the extrication process, firefighters then removed the driver-side door and manipulated the interior construction of the vehicle to access and remove the patient inside. Both patients were transported to hospital by ground ambulance with undetermined injuries. 

Fire crews performed fluid and debris clean-up prior to leaving the scene with the Saskatoon Police Service and returning to their stations to continue proudly serving Saskatoon and area.