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Man, woman transported to hospital following Mill Section crash

The occupants of this pickup truck had to be extricated and taken to the hospital following a single vehicle accident July 12.
The occupants of this pickup truck had to be extricated and taken to the hospital following a single vehicle accident July 12. - Contributed
MILL SECTION, N.S. —

Hantsport and Windsor firefighters worked side-by-side to extricate two people from a crashed pickup truck July 12 along Highway 14 in Mill Section.

The grey truck, which went off the road in the 2600 block of Highway 14 around 3:40 p.m., collided with a power pole.

“We had to remove the roof of the vehicle in order to access the patients. Everything went very smoothly. The extrication was completed by both Windsor and Hantsport firefighters combined,” said Hantsport deputy fire chief Paul Maynard.

The two people in the vehicle, an adult man and woman, required medical attention. One was transported via ground ambulance to the Hants Community Hospital, while the other was transported, via Life Flight, to the QEII hospital in Halifax. The air ambulance touched down at the Southwest Hants Fire Hall (Hantsport Fire’s substation) in Vaughan to collect the patient.

About 15 volunteer firefighters responded to the scene, and Wolfville Fire provided standby coverage for Hantsport.

The cause of the collision is unknown at this time. Just prior to suppertime, RCMP officers were still on scene investigating the accident.

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