Icy conditions lead to serious incident

Stettler Regional Fire Department firefighters transfer a chair used by one of the occupants away from the scene of a single-vehicle crash on Tues. Dec. 11 near Gadsby, Ab. (Terri Huxley/ECA Review)

Stettler EMS, Stettler Regional Fire Service and Stettler RCMP attended the scene of an accident that occurred approximately two kilometres west of Gadsby on Tues. Dec. 11, 2018.

The roads were handled by the fire department on Highway 12 as more skilled professionals took extreme care as they approached the situation.

The red, older model van was heading westbound on Highway 12 when it lost control, moving into the south ditch before striking a power pole. The line surged three times with large sparks flying before shutting down. This occurred at approximately 12:30 p.m.

Two occupants were inside; one with a serious medical condition.

The evening before, Mon. Dec. 10., the weather turned for the worse as light rain that swept the Stettler-Castor area quickly turned to black ice overnight, causing less than suitable conditions for driving.

ATCO Electric Health and Safety Supervisor Randy Haakonson and ECA Review Multimedia Journalist Terri Huxley were the first on the scene to assist.

Both occupants of the vehicle were transported to hospital for further examination with differing levels of treatment.


Terri Huxley

ECA Review


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