RCMP said response from an Ainsworth resident after hearing cries for help early Monday morning may have save a woman’s life.
RCMP said Monday at 8:45 a.m. officers were called to the report of a single vehicle motor vehicle incident near Davidson Street, a few kilometers west of Ainsworth.
Police said an area resident was outside with his dog when he heard a woman cry for help.
The resident subsequently found the woman nearby, pinned beneath her passenger vehicle off the roadway.
“Investigators have determined that the motorist had attempted to push her own vehicle off the roadway after she ran out of fuel,” the RCMP media release said.
“She lost control of the vehicle while attempting the maneuver on her own, and became trapped.”
RCMP added that the incident unfolded at approximately 8 p.m. the Sunday night.
RCMP said 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.
Police said 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,” RCMP said.
“Her injuries, although serious, are not believed to be life threatening in nature.”
RCMP wish to commend the resident for responding to the victims cries for assistance,” said Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey, spokesman for the RCMP Southeast District. Doing so likely saved the woman's life.
Anyone who may have witnessed anything is asked to contact Kaslo RCMP at 250-353-2225.