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Lyndoch Road Crash demonstration
Submitted On Sunday, April 11, 2004
Submitted By Pip McGowan

Members of the Lyndoch CFS, local Police and SA Ambulance recently held a Road Crash Rescue demonstration at Lyndoch.

Around 60 members of the public attended the demonstration, held at the local tennis courts, to see what emergency services personnel do at the scene of a serious road crash.

The crash involved two cars - one colliding with the rear of a stationary vehicle, which was then forced into a stobie pole. The driver of the second vehicle was trapped inside his vehicle.

An ambulance crew from Mt Pleasant treated the "injured" driver, while CFS crews,using hydraulic cutting equipmet, removed the drivers door, and then the roof, to allow the injured driver to be removed safely.

The demonstration coincided with the launch of Operation Safe Travel, aimed at reducing the high crash rate, and high fatality rate (47 since 1996) in the Mt Pleasant, Williamstown and Gumeracha areas

Photographs from the demonstration have been uploaded to the Photos page of this site

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