Halkirk woman recovering after truck rolls

A 46-year-old Halkirk woman is going to face a fine for careless driving after being ticketed as a result of a single-vehicle collision

A 46-year-old Halkirk woman is going to face a fine for careless driving after being ticketed as a result of a single-vehicle collision on Highway 12 on Saturday.

RCMP, EMS and Stettler Regional Fire and Rescue responded to a call shortly after 4 p.m. on Nov. 8. The 911 call reported a rolled pickup truck a mile-and-a-half east of Stettler, with the driver trapped inside.

When emergency services arrived, the driver had been freed from the vehicle by good Samaritans, who were first on the scene.

The driver was taken to Stettler hospital where she was kept overnight and released with minor injuries.

According to RCMP Const. Bradley Wheeler, an eye-witness to the crash said the driver lost control after passing a slower-going SUV. Investigation by police determined SUV was travelling within the speed limit, and cited poor road conditions, speed and vehicle equipment as the cause of the crash.

In the end, the driver of the crashed truck was ticketed with careless driving.

16-year-old severely hurt in early-morning crash

A 16-year-old boy is in Red Deer Hospital following a Monday morning two-vehicle collision on Highway 56.

RCMP, EMS and Stettler Regional Fire and Rescue were dispatched to the site of the collision about four miles south of Stettler.

According to Wheeler, the 56-year-old driver of a Dodge Dually was making an eastbound turn off Highway 56 when the 1995 GMC pickup truck driven by the 16-year-old smashed into his rear.

The collision caused extensive damage to the front of the GMC pickup and seriously injured the driver, who was taken by EMS to Stettler Hospital. From there, he was transported to Red Deer.

The driver of the Dodge was not injured, police report, and provided assistance to the injured teen until help arrived.

Icy road conditions, poor visibility and excessive speed all played a part in the accident.

Charges are pending against the teen.


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