Rollover on Hwy. 403 in Mississauga, woman airlifted to hospital

Mississauga ( Mississauga News, July 23,2017): A 29-year-old woman has been transported by air ambulance to a Toronto hospital after an SUV rollover on Hwy. 403 in Mississauga Sunday afternoon.

Mississauga Fire Platoon Chief Alan Hills said the woman was trapped in the vehicle for about 25 minutes before she was freed by emergency crews.

Hills said she was “conscious and speaking at the scene.”

Peel Paramedics Supt. Jay Szymanski said the woman was airlifted in serious, but stable condition.

The call for the accident, which took place in the eastbound lanes between Erin Mills Parkway and Mississauga Road, came in around 1:30 p.m., Szymanski noted.

Hills said a child was also in the SUV, and, thanks to a properly positioned and secured car seat, only sustained minor injuries and will be taken to hospital as a precautionary measure.

According to OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt, the woman was heading east on Hwy. 403 when she lost control of the vehicle for unknown reasons. He said the woman and the child, a 6-year-old boy, are expected to recover from their injuries.

Initially, Hills said the SUV struck another vehicle when it rolled over, but Schmidt is not aware of any other vehicle involved in the collision in question.

Hills tipped his hat to an off-duty firefighter from South Frontenac, located near Kingston, who was one of the first on the scene.

“The firefighter was able to begin the patient assessment and was very valuable to us when the first vehicles arrived on scene because he did a really good transfer report on the state of the injuries and the car,” he said.

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