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Two men injured in Murphy Lake ATV collision

Brian Desloges, acting fire chief for the Kentville Volunteer Fire Department, is passionate about the behind the scenes works that leads to pleasing results on the ground.
Brian Desloges, acting fire chief for the Kentville Volunteer Fire Department. ASHLEY THOMPSON
MURPHY LAKE, N.S. —

Two men sustained head injuries and were rushed to Valley Regional Hospital as a result of a head-on ATV collision at Murphy Lake.

Kentville’s fire chief, Brian Desloges, said the department responded to a call about a collision on Butler Road in the early afternoon Aug. 9.

Desloges said firefighters went out to Murphy Lake ready for something far worse, because the call was put out for LifeFlight – an airlifting service that was ultimately not needed.
“After our first assessment, we determined that LifeFlight was not required,” Desloges said, adding that none of the injuries sustained in the collision were life-threatening.

Desloges said both men involved, the sole passengers of each ATV, received minor head injuries from the impact. One of the men suffered a laceration on his left leg.

“They were patched up and transported by ground ambulance to Valley Regional Hospital,” he said.

The chief said two elderly men were driving in opposite directions on the gravel road near the lake when one tried to cross lanes and they ended up colliding.

“Butler Road goes through the woods, serving cottages,” Desloges said. “It’s entirely possible they didn’t notice each other. There were a lot of skid marks in the gravel near the site of the collision, so they obviously tried to stop when they saw each other.”

Both vehicles were forced off the road by the impact and sustained front-end damage.

Sam.macdonald@kingscountynews.ca

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