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UPDATE: LifeFlight transports driver after Highway 101 crash

Published on July 17, 2017

An accident on Highway 101 eastbound had traffic backed up at the Grand Pré exit as first responders worked to free people from a vehicle in a crash at the Avonport exit this afternoon, July 17. A vehicle with its rooff cut away can be seen in several of these photos.

©Lawrence Powell

An accident on Highway 101 eastbound had traffic backed up at the Grand Pré exit as first responders worked to free people from a vehicle in a crash at the Avonport exit this afternoon, July 17. A vehicle with its roof cut away can be seen in several of these photos.

©Lawrence Powell

An accident on Highway 101 eastbound had traffic backed up at the Grand Pré exit as first responders worked to free people from a vehicle in a crash at the Avonport exit this afternoon, July 17. A vehicle with its roof cut away can be seen in several of these photos.

©Lawrence Powell

AVONPORT, NS - Firefighters had to cut the roof off a vehicle after a crash on Highway 101 near the Avonport exit.

LifeFlight was called in as firefighters extricated a male driver from the lone vehicle involved in the collision. Wolfville Fire Chief Todd Crowell said the car had crossed the median and then flipped, landing on its side. The collision occurred just after 3 p.m. on July 17.

The Lifeflight helicopter was on scene shortly after 4 p.m. and took off at 4:23 p.m. The divided highway allowed for vehicles to continue heading west. East-bound traffic was detoured at Exit 10, Grand Pré, to Exit 8A. Traffic was lined up close to a kilometre, both on the highway and on the ramp.

Numerous firefighters, the department of transportation and Kings District RCMP were on the scene. A transportion crew washed down the scene before the highway was re-opened.

An accident on Highway 101 eastbound had traffic backed up at the Grand Pré exit as first responders worked to free people from a vehicle in a crash at the Avonport exit this afternoon, July 17. A vehicle with its roof cut away can be seen in several of these photos.

©Lawrence Powell

An accident on Highway 101 eastbound had traffic backed up at the Grand Pré exit as first responders worked to free people from a vehicle in a crash at the Avonport exit this afternoon, July 17. A vehicle with its roof cut away can be seen in several of these photos.

©Lawrence Powell