First responders had to use the jaws of life to get a pair of young adults out of a crashed vehicle Monday morning.
According to police at approximately 4:54 a.m., Hay River RCMP received a call about a single motor vehicle collision in Old Town area. The vehicle left the road and hit a power pole, and sustained extensive damage. Both occupants of the vehicle were unconscious upon arrival of the RCMP.
The Hay River Fire & Emergency Services attended the scene and used jaws-of-life to extract the occupants. Both were transported to Hay River Medical Centre, and then were transferred to Edmonton for further treatment of serious, life-threatening conditions.
“It is very difficult, to know that two young adults are fighting for their life right now. It’s a difficult time for the community, and our thoughts are with their families and friends” Sgt. Brandon Humbke, Hay River RCMP detachment commander, said in a news release.
Hay River RCMP is investigating, according to the same release. An accident reconstructionist from NT RCMP Traffic Services attended the scene to assist with the investigation. Further analysis will determine if alcohol could have been a contributing factor.
A GoFundMe page has been posted for the injured parties and their families, identified as Jayden and Molly on the site. As of Monday afternoon, more than $17,000 of its $20,000 goal had been raised.