Woman found freezing under vehicle
Published Saturday, December 8, 2012 8:01PM CST
Last Updated Monday, December 10, 2012 2:02PM CST
A young woman was found half frozen under a mini-van on Saskatoon’s west side Saturday morning. Saskatoon Fire and Protective Services got the call around 6 am, to the 300 block of Avenue Y South. They said the call came from a man deliverying flyers, who heard moaning coming from under the vehicle.
Battalion Chief Craig Young said the young woman had obviously been under the van for a number of hours. He said the snow and ice underneath her had melted to the point that she was stuck to the driveway.
“She was very cold,” said Young. "Her face had melted the snow right down to the concrete on the driveway."
Myint Myint Mu woke up to see firefighters working on the woman in her driveway. She was very surprised.
"Underneath the car?" she told CTV's John Baglieri. "What was the problem? I've never seen anything like that before."
Firefighters say the young woman was dressed only in a t-shirt and pants, and was missing a shoe. They got her out from under the van, and got her into a fire engine to start warming her up. Then an ambulance arrived, and the woman was taken to hospital, listed in serious condition, suffering from hypothermia.
Young says it appears the young woman crawled under the vehicle.
Her jacked was found on a sidewalk a short distance away.
“She couldn’t talk,” said Young.
He said they suspect alcohol was involved.