Accident required woman and daughter to be extricated from car

Frank Gale
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STEPHENVILLE  A 49-year-old Stephenville woman and her 10-year-old daughter had to be removed from their vehicle using an extrication tool following an accident on Route 490 near Indian Head in Stephenville on Sunday afternoon.

Cpl. John Butler said both were taken to Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital in Stephenville with the young girl, who was suffering with a broken leg, transported to Western Memorial Hospital in Corner Brook for further treatment.

The woman received some heavy bruising and was believed to possibly have a broken wrist.

Butler said police received a call about 2 p.m. and attended the accident that occurred near Route 490’s intersection with Mine Pond Road.

He said road conditions at the time were believed to have contributed to the accident, when the small Hyundai car which was coming from the Stephenville Crossing side of the hill slid into the path of a tractor-trailer traveling the opposite way, with the coming to rest on the bonnet of the car.

In addition to the police, the Stephenville Fire Department and Russell’s Ambulance Service responded to the accident and first responders were able to extract the mother and daughter from the vehicle.

Route 490 at the location was closed to traffic for about two hours while the extrication was taking place and motorists were requested to take an alternate route by using Route 460.

Organizations: Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital, Western Memorial Hospital in Corner Brook, Hyundai Stephenville Fire Department Ambulance Service

Geographic location: Stephenville, Indian Head, Mine Pond Road

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