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Portugal Cove Road rollover sends driver to hospital

St. John's Regional Fire Department and Portugal Cove St. Philip's VFD firefighters were on the scene of a single roll-over accident around 2:30 Tuesday, just before the turn on Portugal Cove Road by Windsor Lake near Tilt House Bakery.
St. John's Regional Fire Department and Portugal Cove St. Philip's VFD firefighters were on the scene of a single roll-over accident around 2:30 Tuesday, just before the turn on Portugal Cove Road by Windsor Lake near Tilt House Bakery. - Joe Gibbons

St. John's Regional Fire Department and Portugal Cove St. Philip's VFD firefighters were on the scene of a single roll-over accident around 2:30 Tuesday, just before the turn on Portugal Cove Road by Winsor Lake near Tilt House Bakery.

Here, emergency responders work on the male driver after extricating him from SUV. The Jaws of Life and other extrication equipment was used at the scene and pry bars to keep the vehicle upright.

Traffic was backed up in both directions on Portugal Cove Road.

The driver was fully immobilized and placed on a spine board once out of the vehicle and taken to hospital by Eastern Health paramedics.

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