Car col­lides with a house along High­way 512 near Ready­made

Prairie Post (West Edition) - - Readymade - CON­TRIB­UTED

Coal­dale RCMP mem­bers along with the Coal­dale Fire Depart­ment and EMS re­sponded Aug. 30 to a se­ri­ous col­li­sion in­volv­ing a car be­ing driven into a house along High­way 512 near Ready­made.

Aug. 30 around 12:30 p.m., a grey Pon­tiac Vibe was head­ing east­bound on High­way 512 when it veered south from the high­way into the ditch and con­tin­ued into some trees then ended up strik­ing into a house.

The house was oc­cu­pied at the time with a mother and young chil­dren. The im­pact of the col­li­sion was such that the car was wedged into the house.

The car crashed into the house at a the north­west cor­ner which was a chil­dren's bed­room. The north porch was also dam­aged. For­tu­nately the oc­cu­pants of the house, a mother and young chil­dren, were in the south por­tion of the house and not in­jured.

The driver of the car, a 70's year old fe­male from the Coal­dale area was trapped in the car and ex­tri­cated by mem­bers of the Coal­dale Fire Depart­ment and taken by ground am­bu­lance to the Chi­nook Re­gional Hos­pi­tal in Leth­bridge for treat­ment. At the time her in­juries were not con­firmed. It has been learned the driver had some se­ri­ous yet not deemed life threat­en­ing in­juries. She was to re­main in hos­pi­tal for treat­ment.

The Pon­tiac Vibe was lodged into the house for a num­ber of hours await­ing an as­sess­ment of the struc­tural in­tegrity of the house. Late in the af­ter­noon the car was re­moved and the build­ing prop­erly sup­ported.

This in­ves­ti­ga­tion is con­tin­u­ing and the Coal­dale RCMP have not made a de­ter­mi­na­tion about any crim­i­nal­ity at this time. Any­one who may have wit­nesses this col­li­sion or the driv­ing pat­tern of the grey 2005 Pon­tiac Vibe is re­quested to call the Coal­dale RCMP at (403) 329-5080 (ru­ral de­tach­ment) or (403) 345-5552 (mu­nic­i­pal de­tach­ment).

Al­ter­na­tively they may call Crime Stop­pers at 1-800222-8477 or through the in­ter­net at www.tip­sub­mit.com. Crime Stop­pers will pay cash re­wards for in­for­ma­tion that leads to an ar­rest, re­cov­ery of stolen prop­erty or seizure of il­le­gal drugs. Crime Stop­pers does not sub­scribe to call dis­play and the iden­tity of the caller will re­main anony­mous.

Pho­tos con­trib­uted

This car man­aged to get launched into a house near the com­mu­nity of Ready­made. For­tu­nately, no one was hurt in the house but the cor­ner of the build­ing dam­aged was a child’s bed­room.

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