Four-year-old airlifted to Edmonton following Sunday collision near Sylvan Lake

A four-year-old child was airlifted to Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton following a collision Sunday evening at the same intersection near Sylvan Lake where a Benalto man was killed less than a week earlier.

A four-year-old child was airlifted to Edmonton following a collision on Sunday evening at the same intersection near Sylvan Lake where a Benalto man was killed less than a week earlier.

The child and another child, age 14, were ejected from the same vehicle.

Sgt. James Allemekinders of Sylvan Lake RCMP said a van was travelling west on Hwy 11 at about 6 p.m. when it collided with an SUV that was going south on Hwy 781 and attempting to turn left (east) onto Hwy 11.

Among the people injured were the two children who were in the SUV, Allemekinders said on Monday.

The four-year-old was airlifted to the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton while the 14-year-old was taken by ground ambulance to Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre.

A child seat was also ejected at the scene. Police have not determined if the two children were properly buckled in or if there was a malfunction in the equipment, Allemekinders said.

On Aug. 2, Benalto resident Harvey Dussault, 55, died after his westbound motorcycle collided with an eastbound car that was making a left turn to go north onto Hwy 781.

Transportation Minister Luke Ouellette said late last week that a traffic engineer is investigating the crash in which Dussault was killed to determine whether changes need to be made at the intersection.