Firefighters clean up after a motor vehicle collision Aug. 28. Photos by Emily Jaycox

Motor vehicle collision on 51 St. and 53 Ave.

One vehicle heavily damaged, one possible concussion


Shannon McArthur has now said she is alright and does not have a concussion.


At about 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, a two-vehicle collision occurred at the corner of 51 St and 53 Ave.

Ponoka day care provider Shannon McArthur was being looked at for a possible concussion in the back of an ambulance after her vehicle was struck by a black Mazda, according to her husband Rob MacArthur.

Keegan Putter, 24, from Innisfail was travelling north on 51 St street and says he didn’t see the stop sign and collided with McArthur’s vehicle, a maroon-coloured Infinity, heading west bound on 53 Ave.

Putter stated he wasn’t injured when asked by EMS and declined to be examined.

Ponoka County East District fire members were on scene cleaning up debris and fluid on the road, along with Ponoka RCMP and EMS.

Comments on social media suggested the spot is problematic, as vehicles on 51 St. can’t see vehicles approaching on 53 Ave.


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