STARS responds to head on collision
STARS air ambulance was called in to transport a patient to a Calgary hospital following a two-vehicle collision last Friday night at the top of the North Hill.
The Drumheller RCMP received reports of an erratic driver at about 8:30 p.m. on Friday, September 9 near Range Road 19-3. It was reported that a small car had been crossing the centre line and entering the ditch. RCMP members went to investigate but the vehicle was not located.
A short time later, there was a report of a head on collision on Highway 9, about 5 kilometres north of Drumheller.
According to police, a 2006 Ford Fusion is believed to have crossed the centre line and collided with an oncoming 2012 Dodge Ram.
The 43-year-old driver of the Ford was transported to a Calgary hospital via STARS air Ambulance and was reported to be in critical condition. The 29-year-old driver of the Dodge truck was taken to the Drumheller Health Centre by ground ambulance, reportedly in stable condition.
Traffic on Highway 9 was diverted for several hours as the collision was investigated.
The investigation is ongoing and investigators are attempting to determine whether alcohol or drugs played a role. No charges have been laid.
Emergency services responded Friday night to a head on collision on Highway 9 on top of the North Hill.