Witnesses help rescue driver after vehicle crashes into Blackfalds pond

By Troy Gillard (Twitter: @Troy_Gillard)
May 21, 2017 - 8:15pm Updated: May 23, 2017 - 7:01am

Witnesses helped RCMP pull a driver from his vehicle after it drove into a pond in Blackfalds on Sunday.

Police say the vehicle left Highway 2A and drove into the pond near Parkwood Roads.

Those who witnessed the incident entered the water along with RCMP members to free the lone occupant from the motor vehicle which was partially submerged.

“Due to these actions, the lone male occupant was removed from the vehicle with minimal injury,” says Cpl. Brandon Smith with Blackfalds RCMP.

The man was taken to hospital for follow-up treatment. Blackfalds RCMP are looking into what caused the crash.

“The Blackfalds RCMP would like to thank the actions of the public who assisted with the rescue and recovery of the lone occupant of this motor vehicle without hesitation,” Smith adds.

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