On May 13, Vermilion RCMP responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 41 and College Drive. A van with two adult females was travelling North on Highway 41 and was struck by a southbound SUV that was making a left turn. The resulting collision saw the van come to rest on its roof. Two Medavie ambulances attended the scene and were assisted by Vermilion Fire crews. All occupants of the two vehicles had self-extricated by the time crews arrived on scene.
The driver of the van was transported to Vermilion hospital in stable condition. The van passenger did not require any medical assistance. The SUV was driven by an adult female with three children under 8 years-old. All occupants of the SUV were transported to Vermilion hospital as a precaution with one child suffering a minor soft tissue injury.
“This is an excellent example of seatbelt use that protected the occupants of these vehicles and allowed them to walk away with very minor injuries,” commented Sergeant Mike Dunsmore, Vermilion RCMP.
Traffic flow at this major intersection was disrupted for approximately one hour while emergency crews investigated the collision. The driver of the SUV has been charged under the Traffic Safety Act as a result of this collision.