One child has been airlifted and another taken by ambulance to hospital after a quad accident at a school south of Nanaimo.
First responders were called to Qwam Qwum Stuwixwulh School in Snuneymuxw First Nation territory, in Cedar, Thursday at about 3:30 p.m., after a motor vehicle incident call involving an all-terrain vehicle and two patients, said Percy Tipping, chief of North Cedar Fire Department.
Both children were conscious when firefighters arrived, said Tipping, and appeared to have cuts, bruises and scrapes. The ATV was on its side, he said.
“Basically … a construction worker, I think, was actually with the two young boys there and then our crew broke up to triage two different patients, do their assessments,” said Tipping.
B.C. Ambulance Service decided to transport one patient via air ambulance, from a nearby field, and the other by ground ambulance to the hospital in Nanaimo.
Both children were wearing helmets, said Tipping, and were estimated to be 11 to 12 years old.
— Karl Yu (@KarlYuBulletin) April 15, 2021