Mountie injured in collision

A Red Deer Mountie was taken to hospital Thursday morning after his cruiser was involved in a crash with a City of Red Deer vehicle.

A Red Deer Mountie was taken to hospital Thursday morning after his cruiser was involved in a crash with a City of Red Deer vehicle.

The officer was responding to a complaint at 8:40 a.m. when the collision occurred with a City of Red Deer parks and maintenance truck near the intersection of Hermary Street and 58th Avenue.

Both vehicles were travelling at low speeds at the time of the crash, say police.

Red Deer city RCMP report the driver of the city vehicle wasn’t injured.

The police officer, who has eight years of experience with the RCMP, was taken to Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre by ambulance. He suffered a concussion and required stitches for a gash to his head.

RCMP anticipated the officer would be released from hospital the same day.

The collision remains under investigation.