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Cries for help lead to woman’s rescue…

KASLO, BC: Emergency crews were called after a woman’s cries for help were heard early Monday morning by an area resident.

On June 22, 2020 at 8:45 AM, Kaslo RCMP responded to a report of a single vehicle motor vehicle incident near Davidson Street, a few kilometers west of Ainsworth, BC.

An area resident was outside with his dog when he heard a woman cry for help. He subsequently found her nearby, pinned beneath her vehicle off the roadway.

Emergency crews rushed to the scene where they located the injured woman pinned underneath a grey Kia Forte, which was resting against trees about 15 feet down an embankment.

Investigators have determined that the motorist had attempted to push her own vehicle off the roadway after she ran out of fuel. She lost control of the vehicle while attempting the maneuver on her own, and became trapped. The incident unfolded at approx 8 PM the night prior.

Fire and search and rescue crews worked together to safely extricate the injured woman, who was transported by BC Emergency Health Services to an area hospital for medical treatment. Due to the severity of her injuries she was reportedly airlifted to a regional hospital for additional medical care. Her injuries, although serious, are not believed to be life threatening in nature.

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