Three people were taken to hospital following a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 11 and Grasswood Road in the RM of Corman Park on Monday, February 10.
Saskatoon Fire Department (SFD) Acting Battlion Chief Kurtis Dyck said they received a 911 call about the crash at approximately 1:20 p.m.
“ It was reported to fire dispatchers that two vehicles were involved in the collision, one vehicle was smoking, and that multiple occupants remained trapped,” said Dyck.
Two fire engines, one rescue unit, and one battalion chief were dispatched for immediate response. Upon arrival of the first responding fire engine, fire crews confirmed the entrapment of two occupants from an SUV that remained on the highway, as well as the entrapment of one occupant from a truck several metres into a field. Neither vehicle was smoking or on fire upon arrival.
Fire crews stabilized and de-energized both vehicles in preparation for the extrication process, with firefighter-paramedics performing patient assessments and providing care inside of the heavily damaged vehicles. Using hydraulic rescue tools, fire crews immediately began extrication of the SUV’s two occupants. Simultaneously, fire crews successfully evacuated the truck’s occupant through a rear door without the need of extrication.
Multiple patients were transported to hospital by ambulance with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.
The Saskatoon Fire Department has left the scene under the authority of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).