(Oak Bay Fire Department)

Oak Bay firefighters used an airbag to rescue a deer that was pinned under a vehicle after it was hit Monday morning.

At around 10:30 a.m. May 15th, emergency crews were called to Dufferin Avenue and and Cadboro Bay Road after a deer was struck by a vehicle.

The animal became trapped under the vehicle, and while it was unknown if the deer would survive, fire crews deployed an air bag extrication.

Once the vehicle was high enough, the deer was pulled out from under the car and moved to a shaded area.

The firefighters had returned to the station, but an Oak Bay police officer stayed on the scene until a wildlife officer could arrive. However, the deer was able to get up and run away before the wildlife officer arrived on the scene.

Now everyone is just hoping the deer makes a full recovery.

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