BONNYVILLE – On Tuesday at 7:15 a.m., the Bonnyville Fire Department, EMS and a Bonnyville RCMP member responded to a single vehicle collision on Highway 28 near Township Road 610.
“The lone occupant of the vehicle was extricated and they were transported to a hospital,” said Dan Heney, Bonnyville’s acting regional fire chief.
In order to remove the driver from the rolled over vehicle, the responding firefighters used heavy hydraulic tools commonly referred to as the Jaws of Life.
RCMP S/Sgt. Sarah Parke confirms that the lone driver is a man in his thirties, but could not comment on whether the driver was local to the area.
The condition of the driver is unknown.
“The attending member was not able to speak with the driver as EMS was rushing them from the scene and there wasn’t an opportunity for the member to assess the driver’s physical condition,” said Parke. “We have not yet received an update from the Edmonton hospital on the driver’s current condition.”
Speaking to the circumstance surrounding the incident, Parke noted, “Roads were snow covered but not overly icy in most places. The collision is still under investigation but does not appear to have been caused by an animal.”
“While the incident was occurring, traffic was limited to one lane,” said Heney. Once the vehicle had been towed from the site, both lanes of the highway were reopened.