Quintin and his wife Beth were just eight minutes from home when a vehicle crossed the centre line and collided with their pick-up truck.

A short time later, Quintin woke to find himself in his burning vehicle with the sounds of people yelling “get out!”

“I couldn’t move because I had several broken bones,” said Quintin.

Beth wasn’t as severely injured and managed to escape their vehicle while rescuers worked to free Quintin just before the truck became engulfed in flames. STARS transported him to hospital where he would spend weeks recovering from his serious injuries.

He said the care he received that day was instrumental in his eventual recovery.

“The quick response and care they were able to give on the helicopter was second to none. It’s an amazing thing these guys do; they are the best of the best.”

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