One of the victims of a head on collision in Abbotsford given first aid before transported to a healthcare facility. Two vehicles slammed into each other head-on in Abbotsford night, killing one driver and sending the other to a hospital.
Head-on collision victims rescued
The collision occurred in the 2400 block of Whatcom Road. The drivers were the sole occupants of their vehicles and both were rushed to a healthcare facility. One was taken by road and the other by air ambulance.
The driver who died was a 33-year old man inside a Chevrolet Cavalier who succumbed to his injuries in the hospital. At the scene, the driver’s side of the Cavalier was completely caved in.
The debris from the second vehicle, a black Dodge Charger travelling northbound were littered on the road. A 21-year old man was driving the vehicle. He is recovering in a hospital from a broken ankle and expected to survive. The residents on the street rushed out to help the two drivers before the arrival of the emergency crews.
Leland Klassen who lives in the street started that when he heard the accident, he went out and saw some people out there. He saw one of his neighbors performing first aid and an exploded airbag on the road.
The Abbotsford Police Department’s detectives and collision reconstructionists are continuing to investigate the crash. Alcohol and speed were ruled out as factors contributing to the incident.
The delivery of proper first aid care including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can help save a life. The life-saving techniques can improve the overall chances of survival during emergencies.
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