Accident Closes Chippewa Road on FWFN

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Thunder Bay Fire RescueTHUNDER BAY – UPDATED – An motor vehicle accident on Chippewa Road has sent a man to Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. The single vehicle accident happened just before 06:00EDT on Chippewa Road on the Fort William First Nation. As of 09:45 one lane is now open for traffic.

The vehicle rolled over near the intersection of Chippewa Road and Mountain Road on the FWFN.

Crews are on hand with the vehicle that was involved in the accident at 06:00 this am - Photo by Jim Peters Chicago
Crews are on hand with the vehicle that was involved in the accident at 06:00 this am – Photo by Jim Peters Chicago

Thunder Bay Fire Service reports that rescue crews extricated a man. He was trapped under the vehicle after he had been thrown from it.

Fire Rescue says that the full extent of the man’s injuries are unknown at this time.

Another man in the vehicle was able to get out before help arrived.

Thunder Bay Police are investigating the incident.

Right now the road is closed as police investigate the accident.Motorists can detour – Use 15th Side Road from Mountain Road to the highway. It will take an extra five minutes