Scary crash on Hwy 22 puts two in hospital

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
November 4, 2018 - 2:49pm Updated: November 5, 2018 - 8:53am

Mounties in Drayton Valley are urging motorists to be extra vigilant when driving in adverse conditions after a scary crash this weekend.

It was just after 9 a.m. on Saturday when emergency crews responded to a head-on collision between a pick-up truck and a flat deck semi truck. The crash took place on Highway 22 at the North Saskatchewan Bridge.

Police say the pick-up was travelling eastbound when it hit black ice on the bridge before sliding into a guard rail, then into the oncoming lane into the path of a westbound semi.

All of the occupants were able to vacate their vehicles before the pick-up truck burst into flames.

A 6-year-old female passenger from the pick-up was flown by STARS to hospital in Edmonton in serious condition. The female driving the truck was taken to hospital in Drayton Valley by ground ambulance.

The male driver of the semi was uninjured.

Highway 22 was closed for a short time so crews could investigate. 

RCMP say road conditions were determined to be the primary cause of the collision and they remind people that those conditions can change drastically in a short period of time.

Drayton Valley RCMP Weekly Report: October 31 – November 8

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