Collision sends two to hospital

A motor vehicle collision near Halkirk leaves Castor’s Gus Wetter school Principal Daram Van Oers and his daughter in hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries on the foggy morning of Jan. 6.  ECA Review/Submitted

A motor vehicle collision near Halkirk lon Wed. Jan. 6 leaves Castor School Principal Daram Van Oers and his daughter in hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries, stated Cst. MacIntyre in a recent interview.

The Van Oers’ dark blue passenger truck struck the rear end of an unloaded flatbed trailer being hauled by a tractor just after 8 a.m. on Wed. Jan. 6, on Hwy 12 approximately five kilometres west of Halkirk, Ab.

Coronation RCMP, the Halkirk and Castor fire departments and Castor EMS were on scene at the collision.

Castor EMS transported the two occupants of the truck to hospital for further medical treatment. Both the driver and the passenger of the truck remain in hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured.

Road conditions are not believed to be a factor, however at the time of the accident there was poor visibility in the area due to fog.

An RCMP Collision Analyst attended the scene and the cause of the collision is still under investigation at this time.

The ECA Review was unable to gain an update on the medical conditions of the two prior to going to press Tues. Jan. 12.

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