A firefighter guides a STARS air ambulance onto the northbound lanes of Hwy 2 near Ponoka on Monday. Ponoka RCMP responded to the single-vehicle collision about two kilometres north of Hwy 53 at around 1:45 p.m.
Police said the lone vehicle was southbound on Hwy 2 when a rear tire blew out.
The driver lost control of the vehicle, which rolled through the median and into the northbound lanes. The lanes were closed for about two hours while emergency crews worked at the scene.
The driver sustained serious injuries and was taken by STARS to an Edmonton hospital. The passenger was transported to a local hospital.