Life-threatening injuries for two of highway crash on Sunday

Two of six people injured in a collision of two trucks on Sunday near Bowden were listed in potentially life-threatening condition.

Two of six people injured in a collision of two trucks on Sunday near Bowden were listed in potentially life-threatening condition.

The two, a woman and a man and the drivers of the vehicles, were flown in separate STARS helicopters, one to Edmonton and one to Calgary.

The crash occurred shortly before 5 p.m. on Sunday when the two pickup trucks collided near Bowden on Hwy 2A (587), west of Hwy 2.

Early investigation by Olds RCMP showed that a westbound Ford F-150 collided with an eastbound Dodge Ram. The driver of the Ram tried to avoid the F-150 but it was struck in the westbound lane and ended up on its roof in the ditch. The Ram had four occupants and the Ford had two.

The other four people injured were a woman in serious but stable condition taken by ground ambulance to the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary; and an adult in non-life-threatening condition but with significant injuries; an adult in stable, non-life-threatening condition but with significant injuries; and a man in stable, non-life-threatening condition with minor injuries. These three were all taken by ground ambulance to Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre.

Paramedics from Innisfail, Olds, Didsbury and Carstairs also attended the scene.