Motor Vehicle Collision - Entrapment - Highway 11 South at Tamke Road
At approximately 4:37 p.m. on July 10, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received communication from the Sask911 Prince Albert Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) alerting to a motor vehicle collision involving two passenger vehicles and a semi tractor-trailer on Highway 11 at Tamke Road. Two fire engines, one rescue unit, and one battalion chief were immediately dispatched for response. The Dundurn Fire Department was also dispatched by Sask911.
Firefighters arrived to find a multi-vehicle collision with one vehicle having been pushed beneath a semi tractor-trailer and the other a short distance away in a field; confirmation was made that two occupants remained trapped inside the vehicle in the field while a single occupant from the other vehicle was being treated inside an ambulance on scene. The semi tractor-trailer is believed to have been stopped on the side of the road at the time of the collision; the operator was uninjured and did not require medical care.
Fire crews stabilized and de-energized both passenger vehicles and began the extrication process while firefighter-paramedics provided patient care inside of the damaged vehicle in the field; the entire extrication process was complete by about 5:29 p.m. with both occupants being successfully removed. All three occupants from both passenger vehicles were transported to hospital by ground ambulance with unconfirmed injuries.
The Dundurn Fire Department conducted fluid and debris clean-up on scene to ensure environmental protection. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and Corman Park Police Service were also on scene to facilitate traffic control and gather information.
Firefighters have since returned to their stations to continue proudly serving Saskatoon and surrounding area.