RCMP Coaldale – Two Vehicle Collision Highway 3 East of Coaldale

Coaldale, Alberta – On Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at approximately 8:15 PM members from the Coaldale RCMP Detachments along with the Coaldale and Lethbridge County Fire Departments/EMS responded to a complaint of a two vehicle collision on the westbound lanes of Highway 3 at Range Road 194 (Tempest Elevators). It appeared two trucks were both westbound on highway 3 at the time of the collision. A black truck had just pulled on to the highway from the Tempest elevator and was accelerating to highway speeds. The second vehicle, a silver truck, struck into the rear of the black truck causing both to enter the north ditch. There was some indication both vehicles overturned and came to rest in upright positions.

There were two occupants of the black truck and two occupants of the silver truck.  All were transported by ambulance to the Lethbridge Regional Hospital.

The driver of the black truck, a female in her early 50’s, sustained minor injuries and was released from the hospital. The passenger of the black truck, a male in his mid 50’s, received a back injury and will be kept in the hospital for further treatment.  The driver of the silver truck, a 17 year old male, received minor injuries and was also released from the hospital.  The passenger of the silver truck, a 15 year old male, sustained a leg injury and will remain in hospital for treatment.

There is no indication alcohol or drugs were involved. The road conditions were good at the time of this collision being dry pavement and normal night time driving visibility.  This collision is still under investigation.