Three Hills emergency crews respond to collision on Highway 21 near Highway 27 west

Written by ECA Review

Emergency crews responded to a report of a collision on Highway 21 approximately two km south of the junction to Highway 27 West on Aug. 11, 2021, at approximately 1:30 p.m.

Three Hills RCMP, RCMP collision analyst, AHS ground ambulance, Three Hill Fire Services, Trochu Fire Services and STARS all assisted with this collision.

Preliminary investigation reveals a pick-up truck travelling southbound, behind a semi-truck also travelling southbound on Highway 21, crossed the centerline.

When this pick-up truck crossed the centerline, a collision occurred with an on-coming pick-up truck travelling northbound on Highway 21.

The pick-up truck heading north was towing a travel trailer, which made contact with the semi-truck heading southbound.

Due to the guard rails, all vehicles remained on the highway. However, Highway 21 is blocked and traffic is being rerouted at this time.

The 43-year-old lone male driver of the pick-up truck travelling southbound, of Lacombe, Alta., was transported via STARS to a nearby hospital with serious non-life threatening injuries.

The 41-year-old lone male driver of the semi-truck, of Mannville, Alta., was transported by ground ambulance to local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The 69-year-old male driver and 78-year-old female passenger, both of Three Hills, Alta, of the pick-up truck travelling northbound were transported by ground ambulance to local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

An update will be provided when the road is clear.

 

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