Calgary Fire Department rescue driver from gravel truck in vehicle collision

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A man was rescued from the cab of his gravel truck by emergency crews on Tuesday evening following a two-vehicle collision in the city’s northeast.

Calgary Fire Department was called to respond to a motor vehicle collision near the intersection of McKnight Boulevard and Barlow Trail. A tandem gravel truck and sport utility vehicle (SUV) had collided.

When emergency crews arrived, the man driving the gravel truck was trapped in the cab. He was stabilized and extricated from the damaged cab and was transported to hospital by EMS, according to Calgary Fire Department in a release.

The multiple occupants of the SUV were injured but could get out of the vehicle on their own. They were also transported to hospital by EMS.

The cause of the collision is under investigation by Calgary police. Traffic around the scene of the collision was impacted into the evening as the investigation began and the damage to trees, the boulevard and the two vehicles were cleared.

Calgary Fire Department also reminded everyone on Tuesday to use caution with candles at home, ensuring they are never left unattended after fire crews responded to a structure fire at the 200 block of Redstone Drive at 5 p.m.

Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire which contained it to a single room and its contents. The residents left the house without incident but their cat was rescued by fire crews unharmed. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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