Collision case in court next month

A 24-year-old Lacombe man accused of impaired driving causing bodily harm, dangerous driving and refusing to provide a breath sample will make a second appearance in provincial court next month.

A 24-year-old Lacombe man accused of impaired driving causing bodily harm, dangerous driving and refusing to provide a breath sample will make a second appearance in provincial court next month.

The charges stem from a two-vehicle collision that occurred on Hwy 20 and Aspelund Road near Sylvan Lake, around 9 p.m. on Friday.

Sylvan Lake RCMP say a truck driver allegedly crossed the centre line and struck another truck head on. The driver of the second vehicle was trapped inside his vehicle and needed extrication before he was airlifted by STARS air ambulance to the University of Alberta Hospital.

Randy Pinch, 41, of Breton is in a coma and listed in critical condition.

Matthew Lawrence Engelman, of Lacombe, was charged with impaired driving causing bodily harm, dangerous driving causing bodily harm and refusing to provide a breath Sample.

Engelman reserved his plea in provincial court on Monday and will appear in court on Oct. 17.