Friday, 09 March 2018 04:38

Bassano RCMP investigate collision with parked commercial vehicle on Highway 550

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At approximately 8:19 a.m. March 8 the Bassano RCMP along with the Rosemary Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services responded to a severe collision on Highway 550 approximately 3 kilometres west of the hamlet of Rosemary.

A Dodge Caravan travelling west bound collided with the rear of a commercial truck that had broken down and was left parked and unattended on the shoulder of the highway, partially in the westbound driving lane. Ice fog at the time created near zero visibility.
The driver and lone occupant of the minivan, a 59 year old resident of Bassano, Alberta, was taken to the Brooks Hospital in stable condition.
The driver of the commercial vehicle has been located and is facing charges under the Traffic Safety Act of Alberta.

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