It's amazing no-one was killed in a highway crash west of Drumheller on Tuesday evening.
 

That word from RCMP after a westbound pickup truck was broadsided by a southbound pickup at the intersection of Highways 575 and 21 at about 7:00 p.m.

"(The) two occupants of one truck, one was treated on the scene (while) the other occupant was transported to the hospital (Foothills) with non-life threatening injuries," reported Sergeant Norman Mercier of the Beiseker detachment, which responded. "The occupant of the other vehicle, the lone occupant, was also transported to hospital."

The names of the people involved have not been released.

"One of the vehicles ended up colliding, after the collision, with a hydro pole," added Mercier. "We ended up having to turn off one of the transformers for the lights and as well, the one stop sign had to be replaced."

"We did end up having one vehicle that ended up being separated," noted Mercier. "So, we were lucky in that case that we weren't dealing with a fatality."

Mercier says both highways were bare and dry at the time; a collision analyst is going over the data trying to determine exactly what happened.

 

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