Thursday, September 15, 2016
9 CAF Members injured in training accident in Gagetown
Nine Canadian soldiers have been injured in a training accident at 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown in New Brunswick, the Canadian Press reports.
Here is the rest of the Canadian Press article:
Five soldiers with minor injuries were being treated on the base Wednesday, while four others were taken to hospital in Fredericton with serious injuries.
Base Public Affairs Officer Capt. Evelyn Lemire said all the soldiers are members of The Second Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment.
She said they were doing routine training when the light armoured vehicle they were travelling in hit an embankment around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the training area of the sprawling base.
Lemire said she could not release any medical or personal information about the injured soldiers
(the above was written by the Canadian Press)
Here is the latest on the incident from the Canadian Forces:
At approximatively 10:30 this morning nine members from the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment were injured when a Light Armoured Vehicle 6.0 hit an embankment while doing routine training in the Gagetown Range and Training Area. Five members were transported to 42 health services for minor injuries and four were transported to the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital in Fredericton, New Brunswick for serious injuries.
In the late afternoon, the nine members injured had been released from the medical facilities.
An investigation to determine the cause of the incident will be conducted and as such, no further information will be released at this time. In respect of the Privacy Act, we will not release medical or personal information about the injured soldiers.