Five Alberta high-school football players hurt in crash
RAYMOND, ALTA. Five players with a high-school football team are being treated for injuries in hospitals following a collision at a rural highway intersection in southeastern Alberta.
Raymond RCMP say a northbound pickup truck with a trailer on Highway 5 crashed into a westbound pickup that was entering Highway 52 on Thursday at about 5:45 p.m.
Const. Mike Hibbs said five youths were in the westbound truck. Three were taken to a Calgary hospital — one with serious life-threatening injuries and two with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.
Two other youths were sent to a Lethbridge hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
“All five youth remain in hospital,” Hibbs said Friday.
“The RCMP Raymond detachment and an RCMP collision analyst attended the scene and the investigation is still ongoing.”
The driver of the other truck was not hurt. The Southern Alberta Minor Football Association said the crash involved five players with the Raymond High School Comets.
“Please say some prayers for these young men,” the association said in a post on social media.