A van rolled onto its roof after colliding with a rock on Oct. 11, 2012.
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Shuniah firefighters had to cut a 76-year-old-woman out of her van after it drifted off the road, crashed into a nearby rock and rolled onto a resident’s front lawn.
The crash happened just before 1 p.m. Thursday along Lakeshore Drive. Shuniah firefighters and paramedics arrived an hour later to help the woman from her van.
The vehicle had rolled over onto its roof and required firefighters cutting the door off in order to remove the woman.
Shuniah Fire and Emergency Services chief Blair Arthur said it took them about 10 minutes to get the woman out of the vehicle.
“She was coherent but in distress and upside down in her vehicle,” Arthur said. “No idea how the accident happened. She had been in the vehicle by herself for over an hour.”
Jim Holt, who’s property the van rolled onto, called police when he saw the vehicle turned over. He had just returned from grocery shopping and didn’t notice the van until sometime later.
“I couldn’t believe it,” Holt said. “I said ‘what’s that in my yard.’ If I hadn’t gone down she would still be in there.”
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