High school foot­ball play­ers hurt in Alta. crash

Times Colonist - - B.c. / Canada -

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.”

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