Semi truck, half ton collision north of Hanna

Photos of the two-vehicle accident. Alcohol is believed to be a factor. ECA Review/Submitted
Written by ECA Review

 A half-ton truck collided head-on with a semi tractor-trailer on Highway 36 north of Hanna on Tues. May 12 at 6 p.m.

Hanna RCMP, Fire and EMS all attended the scene.

The driver of the pickup truck was taken to Foothills Hospital by EMS with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the semi was treated at the scene and released.

The investigation shows the driver of the southbound half-ton truck crossed over the centre line.

The northbound semi tractor-trailer driver tried to avoid the collision by swerving.

This caused the tractor-trailer to go partway into the southbound ditch (opposite ditch) and roll onto its side dumping the load of fertilizer it was carrying.

The front passenger side corner of each vehicle is where the impact occurred.

The collision would likely have been much worse if the semi driver didn’t swerve to miss the half-ton truck.

Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the collision.

No charges have been laid and the investigation is continuing.



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