Woman in hospital following rollover on Highway 53


  • Aug. 3, 2011 5:00 p.m.

By Adam Jackson

A motorist was taken to hospital following a rollover last week.

The woman was driving eastbound toward Ponoka on Highway 53, when the trailer attached to the truck began to fishtail, forcing her into the south ditch.

Police, fire and EMS arrived on scene and transported the victim to hospital.

Unqualified driver rolls vehicle

A young driver had his license suspended last week following a single vehicle rollover north of town.

The youth, who has a class 7 license, was driving unsupervised when he rolled a black Ford F250 into the ditch.

When police arrived, the driver was bleeding from the nose and mouth and was taken to hospital.

Semi catches fire

A tractor trailer caught fire last week in a peculiar way.

The semi, which was carrying cattle to a business on Highway 2A, was parked at the Shell gas station when the driver left the truck idling and went into the store to buy cigarettes.

When he returned to the truck, he noticed that the engine was completely engulfed.

Fire crews were called to the scene and were able to quickly extinguish the fire.

Not so peaceful nap

A man had a rude awakening last Thursday behind a downtown bar.

The intoxicated man was laying belly-up in the parking lot without shoes when police spotted him and arrested him for public intoxication.

On the ride back to the holding cells, he fell asleep again. He was then transported to hospital and later released.

No charges were laid.

Park nap

What started off as a late-afternoon nap for one man could have turned out deadly.

Police responded to two 9-1-1 calls about an intoxicated male sleeping on a bench in Centennial Park on July 22 at approximately 6 p.m.

The man rolled off of the bench, hit his head on the cement that holds the bench down, then proceeded to roll even further, becoming stuck in the grass that surrounds the pond.

Ponoka RCMP and EMS responded and the man was taken to hospital with a contusion on his head and bleeding from the mouth. No charges were laid.

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