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Car totalled near Indian Head
STEPHENVILLE A 49-year-old Stephenville woman and her 10-year-old daughter had to be removed from their vehicle using an extrication tool Sunday afternoon following an accident on Route 490 near Indian Head in Stephenville.
Cpl. John Butler said both were taken to Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital in Stephenville with the young girl, who suffered a broken leg, transported to Western Memorial Hospital in Corner Brook for further treatment.
The woman was bruised heavily and was believed to have a broken wrist.
Butler said police received a call around 2 p.m. and attended the accident, which occurred near Route 490‚Äôs intersection with Mine Pond Road.
He said road conditions at the time may have contributed to the accident. The Hyundai, which was coming from the Stephenville Crossing side of the hill, slid into the path of a tractor-trailer traveling the opposite way.
Police said the truck came to rest on the bonnet of the car.
The Stephenville Fire Department and Russell‚Äôs Ambulance Service also responded to the accident and first responders were able to extract the mother and daughter from the vehicle.
Route 490 was closed to traffic at the location for about two hours while the extrication took place and motorists were requested to use Route 460 as an alternate route.