Man airlifted by STARS following early morning crash on Hwy 2A

At about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, Central Alberta Integrated Traffic Services responded to a two-vehicle collision on Hwy 2A just north of the Blind Man River Bridge.

At about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, Central Alberta Integrated Traffic Services responded to a two-vehicle collision on Hwy 2A just north of the Blind Man River Bridge.

Police say a mid-sized SUV was traveling northbound on Hwy 2A when the driver lost control and entered the southbound lane and was struck by another mid-size SUV.

The driver of the northbound SUV is a 36-year-old male resident of Red Deer. He was transported to the Red Deer Regional Hospital and then taken by STARS to Calgary. His injuries, while serious, are considered to be non-life threatening.

The 38-year-old female driver of the southbound SUV is a Blackfalds resident. She was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The collision resulted in significant traffic delays on Hwy 2A and Hwy 597, which was impacted by diverted traffic. Police say traffic flow had returned to normal by about 10 a.m.

Police said the roads were icy at the time of the collision and would like to remind drivers that at this time of year road conditions are often less than ideal.