Slippery streets injure three

With slippery road conditions, two serious crashes left three people injured Friday night.

Roughly 10 9-1-1 calls came in for crashes between 8 and 10 p.m., said paramedic Supt. Steven Leu.

“It was very busy early on in the evening,” Leu said.

Most of the collisions yielded minor injuries or no injuries at all, and many vehicles were damaged.

A 26-year-old woman and her passenger were taken to hospital after their BMW hit a concrete street light on Baseline Rd. at Rockway Cres. around 9:05 p.m.

Paramedics say the woman, who got out of the car before they arrived, suffered spinal injuries and cuts to the head.

She is listed in stable condition.

Firefighters used the jaws of life to cut the trapped 22-year-old man out of the car.

He has a fractured pelvis, chest injuries, multiple cuts, and spinal injuries and is in serious condition.

Paramedics said the sole occupant of the second vehicle declined treatment or transportation.

Shortly after, emergency crews rushed to Bank St. and Leitrim Rd. for a head-on crash between a pickup truck and a minivan at 9:22 p.m.

The 24-year-old man driving the van was trapped.

Firefighters extricated him and paramedics treated him for open fractures to his lower body.

The people in the pickup truck weren’t injured.

@ottawasunkroche

http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/12/17/slippery-streets-injure-three

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