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Woman seriously injured in Penhold crash

One woman was taken to hospital in serious condition after a collision on Hwy 2A on Wednesday evening.

Penhold fire crews responded to a call at the highway’s intersection with Emma Street around 6:30 p.m. involving two vehicles.

The female driver of one of the vehicles, reported to be in her 20s, was taken to the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. The driver of the second vehicle was not injured.

Both vehicles suffered heavy damage, said Penhold Fire Chief Jim Pendergast.

One of the vehicles pulled out in front of oncoming traffic, causing the collision, said Pendergast.

Crews provided medical assistance, fluid and debris cleanup and traffic control on the scene.

“Our guys were out there in the cold for about two hours. They did a great job,” Pendergast said.

The highway was shut down in both directions for approximately 90 minutes.

Four units from Penhold were on the scene, as well as a rescue unit from Innisfail.

Pendergast urged drivers to enter highways cautiously and drive according to road conditions.

 
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