Two teenaged girls involved in a high speed crash last week in south of Stettler remain in hospital.

Two teenaged girls involved in a high speed crash last week in south of Stettler remain in hospital.

Teens hospitalized after accident

Two teenaged girls involved in a high speed crash last week south of Stettler remain in hospital.

Two teenaged girls involved in a high speed crash last week south of Stettler remain in hospital.

Stettler RCMP said that just before the collision the girls were travelling at a high rate of speed side-by-side on Range Road 20-1, one kilometre south of the Central Alberta town, on July 3 at about 6 p.m.

Stettler EMS, regional fire and RCMP responded to the collision.

“It was definitely a messy crash,” said Stettler RCMP Cpl. Cameron Russell.

According to police, a red pickup truck driven by an 18-year-old female and a white sedan driven by a 17-year-old female were southbound when they hit the east and west ditches simultaneously.

The truck entered the west ditch, struck an approach and rolled several times. The sedan entered the east ditch and landed on its wheels.

Both drivers suffered serious injuries and were transported to Stettler Regional Hospital and then to Edmonton. The 18-year-old was flown to hospital by STARS while the 17-year-old was transferred by Stettler EMS.

“The injuries were fairly significant, they’re still being determined,” said Russell.

“There were some different surgeries that needed to take place, but they’re both still in hospital and both expected to be there for a little while to recover.”

He said there were broken bones, but no internal bleeding or head injuries.

“There is definitely a long road ahead for the girls who were driving.”

The cause of the crash is still under investigation and both drivers remain in serious condition.

“There are many avenues we need to cover off including speak to them and they’re in no shape right now to speak to police,” said Russell.

Alcohol, drugs and weather are not considered factors in this collision.

mcrawford@bprda.wpengine.com

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