An RCMP collision analyst from Airdrie is investigating a collision between a police cruiser and a white car that took place late Saturday night in Sylvan Lake on 50 Street, near the Fas Gas.
Sylvan Lake RCMP said a preliminary investigation has determined the driver of the white car crossed 50 Street, travelling east to west, going from the Fas Gas parking lot to the Mac’s store parking lot. The white vehicle entered the traffic lane of the southbound police vehicle and the police car collided with the passenger side of the white car. Both vehicles were severely damaged, with the front grill of the police vehicle left hanging and the hood crumpled. The side of the white car was ripped off and the back crunched in.
Sylvan Lake RCMP, the Sylvan Lake Fire Department and Lakeside EMS all responded to the collision at around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday.
An 18-year-old Red Deer male was taken to Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre with serious but non life-threatening injuries. The officer involved was not injured. Police said there were no other individuals in either car at the time of the collision and no one else was injured as the result of it.
Police are not releasing the name of the driver of the white car or the police officer’s name at this time. The condition of the driver of the white vehicle is not known at this time.
Police could not say if charges would be laid at this time, only saying the investigation is continuing.
Alcohol is not believed to be a factor.