2 women in hospital after single-vehicle rollover outside of Ponoka

One of the woman, the passenger, was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries

The lights of several emergency vehicles could be seen near the Sunken Bridge on May 13. (Photo submitted)

The lights of several emergency vehicles could be seen near the Sunken Bridge on May 13. (Photo submitted)

Two women are recovering in hospital after a single-vehicle rollover just outside of Ponoka Thursday, May 13.

The crash happened on Range Road 262 at about 10:30 p.m., according to Ponoka RCMP.

The female passenger was airlifted by STAR-3 to the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton with serious but non-life threatening injuries. The driver was taken by paramedics to the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre with minor injuries.

Initial investigators reported that road conditions don’t appear to have played a role in the rollover. No charges have been laid as of Friday, and the investigation remains ongoing.

On Wednesday, May 12, EMS and fire services responded to a collision on Highway 2 and Highway 53.

Although the incident was initially called in as something more serious, such as a multiple vehicle collision, it turned out to be a single motorcycle, says Donna Noble, protective services manager for Ponoka County.

The driver had lost control and the bike had gone down. The driver sustained minor injuries. STARS Air Ambulance was dispatched at 11:39 p.m., but was likely stood down once the situation was further assessed, says Noble.

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