Two taken to hospital from Outer Ring Road accident

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Firefighters work to remove the roof of a vehicle in order to rescue the driver, seen here covered in a white sheet in order to protect her from broken glass. This accident happened Tuesday evening on the Outer Ring Road in St. John's.

Two women were sent to hospital for treatment following a two-vehicle accident on the Outer Ring Road in St. John’s Tuesday evening.

Members of the St. John’s Regional Fire Department and paramedics were involved in extracting the two females from a grey Pontiac car that landed in a ditch. Firefighters used equipment to remove the roof in order to help the driver exit the vehicle.

A spokesman for the fire department said the injuries “did not appear to be of a serious nature.” The other vehicle involved in the accident suffered minor damage.

The accident occurred sometime after 7 p.m. in the eastbound lane past the Paradise overpass. Skid marks were visible on the road leading into the ditch. The car landed in the ditch facing west.

A Royal Newfoundland Constabulary officer was witnessed attempting to calm down a man at the scene who appeared to be quite emotional.

The eastbound lane was closed for a portion of Tuesday evening as the investigation into the accident continued.

Organizations: Regional Fire Department, A Royal

Geographic location: Outer Ring Road

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