A single-vehicle rollover on Sunday evening sent Kitscoty Fire Department, RCMP, EMS and County #9-1 out to Highway #16 westbound lane by Range Road 24.
County Engine and Kitscoty Rescue responded. First arriving crews stabilized the scene and treated a patient, who was later transported by EMS with minor injuries.
“It wasn’t slippery. The working theory is that she swerved to avoid a deer,” County Fire Chief Kirk Hughes told Lakeland Connect. “That was the second accident this weekend involving wildlife.”
Despite their best attempts to provide reflective vest to local deer, they haven’t quite been receptive to the idea says County Fire Chief Hughes.
“With that in mind, the onus of road safety will pass to the driver. When traveling at dawn/dusk, it is advisable to keep an eye out at the side of the road and ditches for any sign of wildlife, and adjust your speed accordingly,” Fire Chief Hughes said. “This is the time of year they are very active.”
Chief Jakubec cleared the call at 7:12 p.m.
“Thanks to a passerby who took the time to call this incident in, our EC911 dispatchers and Central Towing for the recovery,” Fire Chief Hughes concluded.