RCMP Remind all Drivers to Stay Safe Both On and Off the Roads this Long Weekend

High Prairie, Alta. – High Prairie RCMP is urging all ATV riders to exercise caution and safety this long weekend after two people were killed while riding ATV’s in the past ten days in their jurisdiction, and a number of others were left injured.

On June 18th, High Prairie RCMP responded to a single vehicle collision involving a quad. The collision occurred on Highway 750 in Atikameg First Nations. Two people were transported to Slave Lake Hospital. One of them was treated for injuries in Slave Lake Hospital while the other was flown to the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton, where he later died from his injuries.

On June 28th, High Prairie RCMP responded to a single rollover involving a quad. The collision occurred on a paved highway leading into Gift Lake Métis Settlement. As a result of the collision, a female died of her injuries, and a male was transported to High Prairie Hospital with injuries.

None of the riders on either of the quads were wearing helmets.

RCMP is reminding the public, if you plan to be your ATV this weekend, just remember to wear your helmet, drive at a reasonable speed, and don’t drink and drive. Police are also reminding ATV riders not to overload passengers.

Six people have lost their lives due to ATV collisions since April in Alberta RCMP jurisdictions.