Rollover leaves two moderately injured

Firefighters remain on the scene of a single-vehicle rollover approximately two miles west of Stettler on the morning of Jan. 28, 2020. ECA Review/Terri Huxley

Two people were headed eastbound towards Stettler on Highway 12 when the vehicle veered off course, rolling at least once according to police.

On Jan. 28, the Stettler Regional Fire Department, EMS and RCMP were on scene roughly two miles west of Stettler after the call was received at approximately 9:11 a.m.

The male driver was extricated from the vehicle by firefighters before being sent to Red Deer Hospital with moderate injuries while the passenger was taken to Stettler Hospital for mild injuries.

STARS was initially thought to be sent in but they ended up not needing their services as the passengers were transported by ground.

Sgt. Tim Gaultois of the Stettler Detachment determined the cause of the accident to be icy road conditions.

“Roads at the time were somewhat slippery because of the heavy fog and the cool temperatures,” he said.

“Basically, the fog hangs around, freezes the road and makes a slippery surface The vehicle lost control. It veered off and hit a ditch.”

 

Terri Huxley

ECA Review

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