Lake Louise AB – On the 6th of August 2014, at approximately 9:30 AM, Lake Louise RCMP, Fire and EMS responded to a single vehicle rollover, where one of the occupants was trapped in the vehicle. When emergency crews arrived, the driver of a silver SUV was out, with the aid of passersby, and the elderly female passenger was trapped in the passenger side of the vehicle upside down. Lake Louise Fire Department was able to extract the female, from the vehicle , who was in serious but stable condition. Witnesses on the scene report that the silver SUV, was east bound from highway 1, onto the highway 93 North off ramp, and passed a motorcycle on the shoulder. The SUV failed to negotiate the T-intersection, failing to stop for the stop sign and went over the embankment, rolling onto its roof. The 89 year driver from Wildwood, AB and his 81 year wife where both transported to the Banff Hospital. The 81 year old female was then transported to Foothills Hospital for further examination. The RCMP Traffic Analyst is assisting the Lake Louise RCMP, who continue to investigate, but speed is believed to be a factor in the collision.
During the clean up of the collision, Lake Louise RCMP and a employee from Standish Towing had a close call when a red Dodge Caravan ran through the High Visibility Barricade set up well back from the collision scene, and was well marked with emergency lights and traffic control devices. Stephen SHARPLES of Calgary, has been charged with Driving with Undue Care and Attention. No one was injured in this incident, but this shows the dangers Emergency personnel, and those who assist them, face on the roadway. The RCMP would like to remind motorist they are required to slow to 60 km/h when passing emergency workers.