Collision on Edmonton Trail injures three
Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 06:00 am
Airdrie RCMP and local EMS responded to the scene of a multi-vehicle collision on Edmonton Trail Oct. 15 at approximately 1:15 p.m., which injured three people, according to EMS Spokesman Stuart Brideaux.
According to Brideaux, the collision took place at the intersection with Sixth Avenue N.E., also known as Town and Country Centre Road.
Four vehicles were involved, but only two were in motion at the time of the collision, which occurred when two vehicles traveling in opposing directions on Edmonton Trail collided.
“We sent all the Airdrie trucks and a supervisor to the scene and ended up transporting all occupants involved,” Brideaux said. “A single occupant – a male driver – of the pickup truck involved was transported to Peter Lougheed Hospital in Calgary in stable, non life-threatening condition.
“From the other vehicle – a smaller car that was involved – (we transported) two occupants, a male and female. Each required extrication from the vehicle by Airdrie Fire and were both taken to Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary in serious condition, still believed to be non life-threatening. They had sustained several serious injuries as a result of that collision.”
Brideaux said EMS originally requested STARS Air Ambulance respond to the scene, however, it was on another call so the decision was made to transport all the individuals by ground ambulance.
According to RCMP, the road was blocked in both directions by debris and motorists were asked to avoid the scene while an RCMP collision analyst could conduct an initial investigation and the area could be cleared.
The cause of the collision is currently under investigation.