Van slams into truck carrying pleasure boat

Last Saturday night, Stettler RCMP, Stettler Regional Fire Department and Stettler EMS were dispatched to a two-vehicle collision

Last Saturday night, Stettler RCMP, Stettler Regional Fire Department and Stettler EMS were dispatched to a two-vehicle collision on Highway 12 at Erskine.

The investigation determined that at about 8 p.m., an eastbound truck had stopped on the highway to yield to oncoming traffic and was waiting to make a safe left turn into Erskine.

A second truck towing a ski-boat, driven by a 27-year-old man from Stettler, also stopped for the turning truck.

While the vehicles were holding for through traffic, a red 2005 Dodge Caravan, driven by a 35-year-old woman from 61 Street in Stettler, slammed into the boat trailer.

The trailer was pushed to the side, leaving the boat wedged between the truck and the van. Evidence collected on scene left no indication that the driver of the van made any attempt to stop.

There were no serious injuries as a result of the collision.

Speed and alcohol have been ruled out as contributing factors.

The driver of the van has been charged with careless driving, contrary to the Alberta Traffic Safety Act.

— RCMP Report

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