Driver injured in single-vehicle crash

The male driver of a half-ton pickup truck that collided with a tree was taken to hospital with undetermined injuries early Monday morning, March 11.

The collision occurred at about 6:30 a.m. near Highway 11 and Melness Road south of Saskatoon, according to Saskatoon Fire Department Battalion Chief Len Protz.

Saskatoon Fire Department dispatched two Fire Engines, one Heavy Rescue Unit, and one Battalion Chief.

Protz said upon arrival, fire crews observed a GMC Sierra pickup truck that had left the road and collided with a nearby tree.

“It was quickly confirmed that extrication would be required in order to rescue the lone male occupant from the vehicle,” said Protz. “Immediately, fire crews laid a hose line to the work area in the event a fire were to ignite, and began work to stabilize and de-energize the truck.”

The lone male occupant was extricated from the vehicle and transported to hospital with undetermined injuries.  The collision is under investigation by RCMP.