High school football players hurt in Alta. crash
RAYMOND, Alta. — Five players with a high school football team were being treated Friday in hospitals after a collision at a rural highway intersection in southeastern Alberta.
Raymond RCMP said a northbound pickup truck with a trailer travelling on Highway 5 crashed into a westbound pickup that was entering Highway 52 on Thursday about 5:45 p.m. local time.
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 . “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.
“Due to unforeseen circumstances, the football game versus Catholic Central that was scheduled at 5 p.m., will no longer be played.”