Lacombe EMS paramedics work with their STARS counterparts to stabilize a man injured in a rollover before transporting him to Edmonton with serious head injuuries Tuesday afternoon.

Lacombe EMS paramedics work with their STARS counterparts to stabilize a man injured in a rollover before transporting him to Edmonton with serious head injuuries Tuesday afternoon.

Hwy 2 traffic temporarily diverted following single-vehicle crash

Traffic on Hwy 2 north of Lacombe was diverted for about an hour and half today while police and ambulances tended to a single-vehicle collision.



Traffic on Hwy 2 north of Lacombe was diverted for about an hour and half today while police and ambulances tended to a single-vehicle collision.

Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the northbound SUV to flip in the middle of the highway, said RCMP Const. Vinnie Hetu, a member of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Services Unit.

Police were called to the scene between the Milton Road and Morningside exits at about 1:30 p.m. and found the vehicle had rolled on the highway with a man trapped inside, said Hetu.

The sole occupant of the vehicle, the man was extracted and then flown by STARS air ambulance to an Edmonton hospital to be treated for head injuries. His condition is unknown and his identity has not been released.

One of the three northbound lanes was reopened just before 3 p.m. It was anticipated that the other lanes would be reopened shortly after, as soon as investigators and emergency crews cleared the scene.