By Lethbridge Herald on April 30, 2015.
Lethbridge Regional Police Service continues to investigate a five-vehicle collision that resulted in non-life-threatening injuries to four people.
Thursday at approximately 8:29 a.m., police and fire/EMS responded to a five-vehicle collision in the southbound lanes of University Drive at the intersection of Mic Mac Boulevard.
Investigation determined a Dodge SUV operated by a 51-year-old man was travelling south on University Drive approaching a line of vehicles that were stopped waiting for the light at Mic Mac Boulevard. According to police, the driver of the Dodge SUV failed to slow or stop for the vehicles ahead and struck a Mitsubishi SUV, then a delivery truck.
The Mitsubishi was tipped onto its driver’s side and then struck by the delivery truck. The delivery truck was also pushed forward and two other vehicles were rear-ended in a chain-reaction fashion.
The driver of the Mitsubishi and two child passengers, along with the driver of the Dodge SUV, were transported to hospital by EMS with non-life-threatening injuries. The other three drivers were not injured.
Southbound traffic on University Drive was closed for approximately two hours while police investigated.
Investigation is ongoing, but police said the driver of the Dodge SUV may have been in medical distress prior to the collision.
Police said the injured drivers were wearing seatbelts and the injured child passengers were properly secured in booster seats with seatbelts. The proper use of these occupant restraints, combined with the deployment of vehicle air bags, prevented far more serious injuries in the collision, according to police.