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Air ambulance called to Ottawa collision for victim with 'life-threatening injuries'

Posted February 20, 2021 05: 30 am

Updated February 20, 2021 10: pm

A collision between a van and a dump truck on a south Ottawa road Thursday morning sent two people to hospital, with one requiring the aide of an ORNGE air ambulance, according to emergency crews.

Ottawa Fire Services said they were contacted by Ottawa police at 8: 32 am about a collision between a truck and a van on Mitch Owens Road near Ramsayville Road, with subsequent callers indicating someone might be trapped in the vehicle.

Firefighters arrived a few minutes later and confirmed two people were trapped in the “Heavily damaged” van.

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One person was freed from the wreck after just a few minutes while extricating the other individual required specialized tools. The second person was freed shortly after 9 am

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The Ottawa Paramedic Service said in a release that a male in his 05 was taken to hospital via ambulance with serious injuries while a man in his 12 s was airlifted with “life-threatening injuries.” A third person, a male in his 43 s, was treated for injuries on scene and was deemed to be in stable condition.

The roads in the area remained closed Thursday morning.

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