Serious collision between car and dump truck on road west of Edmonton

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Serious collision between car and dump truck on road west of Edmonton
A car and dump truck collided at the intersection of Township Road 514 and Range Road 261, just west of the City of Edmonton limits in Parkland County on Tuesday afternoon – Jul 13, 2021

At least one person was seriously injured in a crash just west of Edmonton’s city limits on Tuesday afternoon.

RCMP said the crash happened just before 5 p.m. on Woodbend Road/Township Road 514 near the intersection with Range Road 261.

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Police said initial reports indicated a car and a gravel truck collided on the road in Parkland County, two kilometres east of Highway 60.

The heavily damaged vehicles could be seen in the ditch beside the intersection, which is controlled in two directions by stop signs.

Several fire crews were on scene, along with RCMP, and traffic was being detoured.

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RCMP said the driver of the car was removed from the vehicle and suffered serious injuries. Police said the driver of the dump truck was also taken to hospital but did not disclose that person’s condition.

A spokesperson for Alberta Health Services told Global News a man was airlifted to hospital in critical condition and that another adult was taken to hospital by ground ambulance in serious condition. AHS did not say which vehicles the victims were in.

A spokesperson with STARS Air Ambulance said its Edmonton crew was dispatched to the scene at about 5:25 p.m. A 57-year-old man who was driving the dump truck was transported by STARS to hospital in Edmonton in serious, potentially life-threatening condition, according to Mark Oddan.

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