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Fatal Rollover


Slug/Label Fatal Rollover
Date Aired or Published August 4 2020
Media outlet where first aired or published: The Telegram
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Location: St. John's
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Short explanation of the story and how it developed:

I was sent to a serious motor-vehicle crash in St. John’s and arrived just minutes after first responders got on scene. When I approached the area, I found an overturned vehicle between two overpasses on a busy four-lane highway. I saw St. John’s Regional Fire Department firefighters and Eastern Health paramedics being assisted by several bystanders as the first responders worked near and inside the precariously perched vehicle. One man had managed to exit the vehicle by himself but the emergency personnel were assessing a second person inside the truck. After years of working closely on these types of incidents, I could plainly tell this was a fatal incident and I photographed the scene as delicately as possible so I could show the first responders at work but not show more of the scene than needed. This is one of the photos I captured.

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