December 16, 2017 12:57 pm

Driver fighting for life after collision with moose on Alberta highway

A driver suffered life-threatening injuries in a crash with a moose on the QEII Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017.

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One person is in life-threatening condition after their car collided with a moose on Highway QEII near Blackfalds early Saturday morning.

RCMP said it happened just before 2 a.m. north of Highway 11A.

The car was heading south when it hit a moose, which caused the vehicle to leave the road and go into the west ditch, RCMP said.

The driver was flown to an Edmonton-area hospital by STARS Air Ambulance. The passenger suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a Red Deer hospital by ground ambulance.

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RCMP said speed and alcohol are not considered factors in the crash.

Blackfalds is about 140 kilometres south of Edmonton and 14 kilometres north of Red Deer.

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