The Nelson fire department helped extract a driver trapped in their car following a rollover last night.

Nelson fire department helps rescue driver

The jaws of life were used last night to extract a woman from a vehicle after it rolled on its side on Highway 3A near Insight Drive.

The jaws of life were used last night to extract a woman from a vehicle after it rolled on its side on Highway 3A near Insight Drive.

According to the Nelson Fire Department, they got the call about 9:40 p.m. Two on-duty members responded along with another member from home.

Assistant chief Michael Daloise said in a news release that they arrived to find one person trapped inside the vehicle. Emergency responders used the jaws of life and other tools to remove the roof.

Paramedics treated the driver before she was taken to hospital was non-life-threatening injuries.

RCMP say driver inattention was the cause, although it was not a case of being distracted by a cell phone. They’re still investigating to determine whether charges will be laid.

(CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story stated that the rollover happened at the intersection of Highways 3A and 6.)

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