Off-duty first responders and Good Samaritan save life of driver involved in crash

Photo: Delta Police

A serious collision occurred at approximately 7:30 a.m. on January 19 in the 11900-block of Highway 10 in Delta. The collision was reported to E-Comm 911, resulting in the dispatch of the Delta Fire Department (DFD), the Delta Police Department (DPD), the Surrey Fire Department (SFD), and the British Columbia Emergency Health Services (EHS).

The collision involved five vehicles, two of which were heavily damaged, and one that caught fire. Prior to the arrival of emergency responders, a Good Samaritan, an off-duty RCMP officer, and an off-duty Delta firefighter jumped into action to rescue the driver of the burning vehicle who was seriously injured from the crash.

Their action prevented the driver from being harmed further. The driver’s injuries, while considered serious, are not life-threatening.

A second driver, trapped in another vehicle, was removed by attending fire crews. This driver received minor injuries from the collision.

Delta Police said they would like to acknowledge the actions of the three citizens in rescuing the driver from the burning vehicle. Their training in first response was helpful in likely saving a life and certainly saving the driver from more serious injury.

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