March 15, 2017 7:48 am
Updated: March 15, 2017 11:02 am

SUV travelling the wrong way on QEII Highway collides with semi-trailer

WATCH: A three-vehicle collision between an SUV and two semi-trailers caused the closure of the QEII Highway on Wednesday. David Boushy has details.


Airdrie RCMP were forced to close a section of the QEII Highway on Wednesday after a vehicle travelling the wrong way collided with a semi-trailer.

It happened in the southbound lanes of Highway 2 north of Calgary just before 3 a.m.

RCMP said an SUV was travelling northbound in the southbound lanes when it collided head-on with a semi-trailer; a second semi-trailer then collided with the first semi-trailer.

Emergency crews were called to a three-vehicle collision on the QEII Highway just before 3 a.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

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The driver of the SUV, a 22-year-old man, was taken to the Foothills Medical Centre in stable condition.

The drivers of both semi-trailers were treated on scene for minor injuries.

The collision caused southbound lanes of the QEII Highway to be closed for about four hours.

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