In a curious turn of events, RCMP members from Bonnyville are investigating two injury collisions which took place hours apart at the same intersection. On January 2nd, 2017 at approximately 4:00 PM in the afternoon, police responded to a collision between a northbound passenger car that was T-boned by an eastbound oil field service truck. The roads were reported to be very slippery and the passenger car appeared to have slid into the intersection due to the icy conditions. The 52 year old operator of the passenger car was from Fort McMurray and was said to be in stable condition. He was alone and that time and was transported to Edmonton for further treatment. The driver of the service truck was not injured.
Approximately 14 hours later on January 3rd, at the same intersection a pickup truck drove north through the intersection at a high rate of speed and was again impacted by an east bound vehicle, this time a tractor trailer. RCMP members who were inside the Detachment at the time heard the collision take place and immediately looked out a window to observe two males exit the pickup truck and run north bound from the collision scene. Officers tracked the suspects down and located them hiding in some nearby farm equipment. Both males were believed to be intoxicated and were arrested at the scene without incident. The 58 year old driver of the tractor trailer suffered a broken leg and was treated in Bonnyville.
Quinton Mykat (22) of Saddle Lake stands charged with leaving the scene of an accident and numerous impaired driving type offences. He was operating a rental vehicle that had been loaned to him by a 3rd party.