Off-duty first responders, Good Samaritan, save the life of a driver in an accident in the North Delta

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Delta Police credit an off-duty Delta Firefighter, an off-duty RCMP officer and a Good Samaritan with saving the life of a driver trapped in a burning vehicle following an accident in North Delta on Thursday morning.

Police said the five vehicle crash occurred around 7:30 am on January 19 in the 11900 Block of Highway 10 between Scott Road and Highway 91. Of the vehicles involved, two were damaged serious, one of which caught fire.

Delta Fire Department, Delta Police Department, Surrey Fire Department and British Columbia Emergency Health Services all responded to the incident, but before they arrived on scene, a good Samaritan, an off-duty Delta firefighter and an off-duty RCMP Officer. able to save a seriously injured driver of a burning vehicle.

The Police said that the actions of these three people prevented the driver from further injury, noting that while the driver’s injuries are considered serious, they are not life-threatening.

“The DPD appreciates the commitment of the three citizens to save the driver from the burning vehicle. Their first aid training was helpful, likely saving a life and certainly saving the driver from more serious injury,” the department said in a press release.

The second driver, who was trapped in another vehicle, was freed by the fire brigade present. The driver sustained only minor injuries in the crash.

The accident closed Highway 10 for about an hour and a half before the eastbound lane was reopened to traffic. About 20 minutes later, the westbound lane was reopened.

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