Tow truck operators work to clean up and haul away what remains of the tractor-trailer unit pulling an empty tanker for West Coast Oilfield Services of Saskatoon, Sk. that hit a Tri-Line tractor-trailer from behind at approximately 4 a.m. Mon. Feb. 11 at the corner of Hwy 12 and Sec. Hwy 872 (Range Road 110) known as the Brownfield Road.
According to the police report, poor road conditions due to recent snowfall causing low visibility was a leading factor in the collision.
The leading tractor-trailer attempted to make a northbound turn onto the Brownfield Road from Hwy 12 when the rear-end collision occurred.
According to John Thiessen, general manager for West Coast, the driver suffered a broken hip and facial lacerations.
He was taken to the Castor Hospital and was expected to be transported to the U of A for surgery.
The driver and lone occupant of the lead tractor-trailer unit was not injured.