April 22nd, 2018

Two hurt in collision near Welling


By Schnarr, J.W. on January 14, 2018.

Two vehicles failed to negotiate the same curve

J.W. Schnarr

Lethbridge Herald

jwschnarr@lethbridgeherald.com

Two people were injured, one seriously following a two-vehicle collision near Welling south of Lethbridge Saturday morning.

Raymond RCMP, Emergency Medical Services, and the Magrath Fire Department responded to the collision on Highway 5, approximately 3 kilometres south of Welling, at about 10:15 a.m. Saturday morning.

Initial investigation determined that a Kia minivan was travelling north on Highway 5 when it failed to negotiate a curve in the road and entered the centre median, becoming inoperable.

A short time later, a Toyota Corolla failed to negotiate the same curve and entered the centre median at the same location as the Kia, striking the vehicle from behind.

The Toyota Corolla flipped on its side and was lodged against the Kia, pinning the driver inside the vehicle. The male passenger in the Toyota Corolla was able to free himself from the vehicle.

The female driver of the Toyota Corolla was extricated from the vehicle and transported to hospital with serious undetermined injuries. The male passenger of the Toyota was also transported to hospital for treatment.

The female driver of the Kia minivan was not injured.

Raymond RCMP continue to investigate this incident and believe icy road conditions are a contributing factor in this collision.

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