Saskatoon emergency crews busy Monday with fires, collisions

May 17, 2011 - 9:45am

Emergency personnel in Saskatoon may be hoping to catch a breather Tuesday after responding to many calls Monday, including a fatal car crash.
Saskatoon Fire and Protective Services (SFPS) had to call staff members in on their days off.
The busy day started early, with an accident at the east-Saskatoon intersection of College Drive and Central Avenue. A car collided with a semi tanker truck, and became wedged underneath. The 22-year-old man driving the car was killed.
Fire crews were dispatched to two separate grass fires Monday afternoon. Wind gusts up to 70 kilometres per hour fanned the flames near Baker Road, south of the city, and east of the city off Highway 5 near Sunset Estates. Each blaze took several hours to extinguish.
Finally, just before 5:30 p.m., emergency workers attended to an accident at the intersection of Louise St. and East Place near Market Mall. One car was on its roof, and its driver was extricated by firefighters, who used, according to SFPS, the “Jaws of Life”.
The driver sustained undetermined injuries and was taken to hospital.

Edited by News Talk Radio's Karin Yeske.