Semi truck collides with car west of Rimbey
Rimbey emergency crews were kept on their toes on Wednesday night.
Around 6:30 p.m., firefighters responded to a call involving a tanker truck rollover at the intersection of Hwy 53 and Range Road 40, just west of Rimbey.
“It appeared as though the truck couldn’t navigate the turn and it overturned on the driver,” Rimbey fire chief John Weisgerber said.
There were no injuries.
Crews cleaned up truck engine fluids and water spilled from the tanker.
RCMP said the truck was not carrying dangerous goods.
Later in the evening, around 9:45 p.m., another accident occurred at the same intersection when a sedan heading west hit a parked semi.
“The semi was actually parked there because it had been assisting with cleanup from the first accident,” Sgt. Mark Groves said. “He had all his amber lights going and was visible.”
The female driver of the car was trapped in the wreckage and had to be freed by emergency responders.
STARS Air Ambulance was called and the 51-year-old woman was taken to an Edmonton hospital.
“She had non-life-threatening injuries and is currently in stable condition,” Groves said.
“I don’t believe she is in too bad of shape,” Weisgerber added, noting she was coherent the entire time.
“She was trapped inside a little long so when that happens we try to make sure they are taken to the facilities quicker. ... It was a tough extrication so we were there for a few hours,” Weisgerber said.
Police are still waiting to interview the woman as the investigation continues.
Speed and alcohol were determined not to be factors of the crash.