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Looks like the driver will be OK:

Investigators from the Sûreté du Québec are looking for the driver of a tractor-trailer did not stop after hitting a car.

The accident occurred yesterday (26 January) to 21 h 15 on Route 158, to the limits of Saint-Jacques. On a slippery road, the driver of a white semi-trailer lost control of his juggernaut and hit the side of a car and continue his journey thereafter. Investigators from the Sûreté du Québec treat this matter as a serious hit and run with injury, and until proven otherwise. "It is not impossible that the driver has not realized the impact and calls us later, but for us, for the moment, we treat the file as a hit and run causing injuries, "says a spokesperson for the SQ.

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The Saint-Jacques Fire Department used the jaws of life to remove the victim from the car. Fortunately, injuries are minor. The CBS Fire Department was also on hand. (JJ)​
 

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Was the jaws of life really necessary? Wouldn't it be faster to get him out the passenger side as the front cabin looks unscathed?
 

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Was the jaws of life really necessary? Wouldn't it be faster to get him out the passenger side as the front cabin looks unscathed?
Maneuvering a body with unknown injuries over the console and passenger seat increases the chances of making existing injuries worse*. More room and stability when placing the driver on a board/stretcher if personnel move him out away from the vehicle as opposed to doing the work inside it.

*Edit: Especially internal injuries, which can be quite likely in a trauma accident
 

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Maneuvering a body with unknown injuries over the console and passenger seat increases the chances of making existing injuries worse. More room and stability when placing the driver on a board/stretcher if personnel move him out away from the vehicle as opposed to doing the work inside it.
:thumbup: the only reason to drag the victim on the other side is if there was immediate danger of fire etc.
 
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