A man was trapped following a single vehicle accident outside of Springhill on Highway 2 Monday. Springhill firefighters used the ‘Jaws Of Life’ to extract Donald Lewis Alick from the vehicle before taking him and the other, unidentified occupant to hospital for treatment. Their injuries were described as non-life threatening. Christopher Gooding – Amherst Daily News
LEAMINGTON – Two men were taken to hospital Monday with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries after a car left the road just outside of Springhill.
Emergency crews rushed to the scene shortly after 1 p.m. where one of the occupants, later determined to be Donald Lewis Alick, 52, of Springhill, was still trapped inside the car.
“When I looked out the garage door, they were airborne and backwards. Cut right through the telephone pole,” said Drew Millard, whose home is nearby.
Millard said luck was on the passenger’s side. The utility pole they struck was suffering from rot. Millard had recently asked Nova Scotia Power to replace it.
After cutting through the pole, the vehicle came to a rest upside down in the ditch, inches away from a spring runoff. The other occupant was helped from the vehicle by witnesses and immediately tended to by paramedics and firefighters while the second victim remained trapped inside.
Using the ‘Jaws Of Life,’ firefighters and paramedics were able to make contact with Alick from the passenger side door but the destruction to the vehicle required him to later be extracted from the driver’s side.