A serious head-on collision closed both lanes of Highway 2A about five kms south of Ponoka.
The incident occurred around 9:44 p.m. Dec. 1 on the first corner near Range Road 260 (south of Matejka Road).
The cause of the collision is not known, however, police confirm there ended being three vehicles involved.
“A southbound Hyundai and a northbound Corolla collided sending the Corolla into the east ditch where it rolled trapping one female occupant inside,” say police.
“The Hyundai spun and came to a resting spot in the southbound lane where it was then struck by a third vehicle.”
Attending the scene were EMS, the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit and the Ponoka County East District Fire Department.
Firefighters had to extricate the driver who was taken to the University of Alberta Hospital with serious injuries.
Initially it’s believed STARS Air Ambulance was called to the scene, however, due to a low level fog in the area, the chopper was cancelled.
The Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit issued a press release stating that portion of Highway 2A was impassable and would be for some hours while the collision analyst investigated and crews cleared the scene.
The collision was so severe it ripped one of the vehicle’s wheels off. It is not known if charges were laid in the incident.