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Cold Lake emergency responders attend two rollovers an hour apart

On Friday, Cold Lake EMS, RCMP and firefighters responded to two single-vehicle rollovers south of the City of Cold Lake just an hour apart.
Emergency responders attended a second rollover that occurred south of Cold Lake on Dec. 17, 2021.

COLD LAKE – On Friday morning, Cold Lake EMS, RCMP and firefighters responded to two single-vehicle rollovers south of the City of Cold Lake just an hour apart. 

The first rollover that the Cold Lake fire department respond to occurred on Highway 28 and Township Road 623 at 10:46 a.m., Cold Lake Fire Chief Jeff Fallows told Lakeland Today. 

By the time fire crews arrived at the first rollover, just south of the City of Cold Lake, the scene was nearly cleared and fully reopened.  

According to Fallows, the lone occupant was transported by ambulance prior to the arrival of the fire service. 

The condition of the driver is unknown. 

The second rollover the Cold Lake Fire Department responded to yesterday morning occurred at 11:51 a.m. on Highway 28 and east of Range Road 430, just over an hour later.  

Two Cold Lake fire crews attended that scene. 

“We arrived on the scene and the ambulance had two occupants inside with them. The RCMP were there. So, for us, our responsibility was traffic, just ensuring the vehicle was made safe,” said Fallows, adding both occupants of the vehicle were transported to hospital with what is believed to be non-life threatening injuries. 

Fire crews were able to locate some of the personal items from the vehicle and continued to perform traffic functions around the scene while a tow truck came and brought the vehicle back up on the road. 

The first rollover, emergency crews responded to “came to rest on its wheels and the other one came to rest passenger side down along its side,” noted Fallows. 

Currently, it is unclear what lead to both the vehicles finding their way into the ditch. 

Lakeland Today attempted to reach the Cold Lake RCMP but did not receive a response before publication. 

Jazmin Tremblay

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