Woman, child escape serious injury following afternoon crash

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A woman and child escaped serious injury when their SUV left Route 2, the Trans Canada Highway, south of Woodstock, coming to rest in the woods Thursday afternoon, April 21.

First responders on the scene said paramedics took the woman by ambulance to the hospital as a precaution.

Chief Harold McLellan said he and members of the Woodstock Fire Department, the RCMP, and Ambulance N.B. responded to the scene near mile marker 197, just north of Dugan Road.

The driver veered off the left side of the north-bound four-lane divided highway across a shallow ditch before crashing into a wooded area that separates the north and southbound lanes.

"We couldn't see the car at first when we arrived on the scene," said McLellan.

He said the SUV mowed down some smaller trees before stopping. He said the two occupants could exit the vehicle without fire crews using the extraction equipment.

Saunders Auto Body Ltd. tow truck operators cut small trees to create an opening to hook onto the car.

McLellan said most of the damage appeared on the vehicles' front and driver's side.

The RCMP have not responded to requests for comment.

Jim Dumville, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, River Valley Sun

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