Boyle RCMP give information on Hwy. 63 crash
One driver is injured after two vehicles collided on Highway 63 near House River on June 9th, 2014. Emergency personnel from Boyle, Lac La Biche, Plamondon and Wood Buffalo responded to the scene where one man was airlifted to a Wood Buffalo area Hospital.
The collision occurred around 2:00 PM in the afternoon at kilometre 102, just south of the House River bridge. A pickup truck with a utility trailer was travelling northbound when a southbound crew type van pulling a passenger vehicle is alleged to have crossed the center line. The vehicles were travelling on a hill at a curve approaching a southbound passing lane.
The two vehicles collided on their passenger sides. As a result, the pickup truck rolled on its side in the ditch where the driver was able to escape without injury. The driver of the passenger van was trapped inside the vehicle and had to be extricated by Fire and Rescue crews.
“Collisions have not been common in our detachment area this year” says Cpl. John SPAANS. “We have seen a drop in all types of motor vehicle collisions when compared to last year. Most significantly there have been no fatal collisions in our area this year when compared to seven as of this time last year.”
Boyle RCMP believe this collision occurred as a result of driver error. However, officers are continuing to investigate and expect to lay a charge when all evidence has been gathered.