One dead, one arrested
Maynard said the Windsor Fire Department was called in for mutual aid to assist on the other side of the bridge due to the limited access.
“All the patients were either ejected or selfextricated from the vehicle,” said Maynard, noting firefighters helped assess the people involved in the crash.
“We did assist the RCMP using thermal imaging cameras and personnel to search the immediate area of the accident scene to ensure all patients were accounted for,” he said.
Cpl. Dal Hutchinson confirmed that the car accident involved four occupants.
“As a result of the collision, a 22-year-old man who was a passenger in the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene,” he said in a prepared statement.
“Two female passengers — a 16-year-old and a 20-year-old — were transported to Valley Regional Hospital with non-life threaten- ing injuries.”
The driver of the vehicle, a 25-year-old Hants County man, is reported to have fled the scene prior to RCMP arrival. He was later arrested without incident around 9 a.m. Charges are pending in relation to this collision.
Several organizations were involved with the accident scene, including the Windsor District RCMP, RCMP Police Dog Services, an RCMP collision analyst, paramedics, firefighters from Windsor and Hantsport, and representatives with Nova Scotia Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.
Maynard said counselling will be available to the firefighters who attended the fatality.
The RCMP investigation into the matter is ongoing and TIR will be assessing the bridge. It’s expected the bridge will remain closed to traffic until July 10.