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Teenage cadets help man injured in Saskatoon traffic accident

Last Updated: Monday, September 17, 2007 | 2:25 PM CT 
CBC News 
Four teenage cadets and a Canadian Forces officer swung into action Saturday night after seeing a man struck by a vehicle in Saskatoon.

The army and air cadets three 17-year-olds and a 16-year-old were on their way to the Hugh Cairns Armoury when they saw a man being hit while crossing the street, near the busy intersection of Idylwyld Drive and 33rd Street.

Evan Hodge, 16, said he looked up and saw a body flying through the air. Canadian Forces officer Lieut. Kevin Seesequasis said he went over to help the man and called 911.

The man appeared to be in tremendous pain, was talking incoherently and was trying to make his way to the curb, Seesequasis said.

A civilian who was training to be a paramedic happened to be nearby. He provided first aid and stabilized the man's neck while Seesequasis assisted and kept asking questions so the man would remain conscious.

The cadets, who were taking an advanced leadership course at the armoury, directed traffic away from the scene.

Emergency crews arrived and took the man to hospital. His condition wasn't available Monday.