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Thursday , 23 September 2021

Serious MVA involving RCMP vehicle sends both occupants to hospital

A serious accident in Cold Lake First Nations involving a RCMP vehicle has sent two people to hospital.

According to police, “On Aug. 21, at approximately 7:00 p.m., the Cold Lake RCMP were advised there was a motor vehicle collision involving a police motor vehicle and a civilian vehicle on Range Road 430, off of Highway 28.”

Cpl. Teri-Ann Bakker is a Media Relations Officer with the RCMP.

“Preliminary investigation reveals environmental factors, including gravel road dust, may have affected visibility, which resulted in a collision between these two vehicles,” Cpl. Bakker told Lakeland Connect. “Both lone occupants were taken to hospital. The civilian received non-life threatening injuries.”

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Lakeland Connect spoke with a family member of the male civilian driver. She told us that her cousin who is 43-years-old, was airlifted to Edmonton via STARS Air Ambulance, and received several broken bones which included his legs, wrist and ankle. He also has a brain injury the family member told Lakeland Connect.

“The RCMP member received non-life threatening injuries and is expecting a full recovering,” Cpl. Bakker said.

Both vehicles involved were extremely damaged in the collision.

Lakeland Connect would like to wish both occupants a speedy recovery.

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About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is from Whitbourne Newfoundland and graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked for such organizations as CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire, Great West Media, CKLB Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner!