The RCMP is investigating after a three-vehicle collision on Highway 5 sent three people to hospital south of Lethbridge on Thursday night.
The RCMP said it’s believed a truck collided with a second truck that was towing a trailer, causing it to unhitch. The trailer then struck a car.
The collision saw two people from one of the trucks taken to hospital in Calgary while one person from the car was taken to an area hospital by ground ambulance, police said.
Lethbridge News NOW received a call about backed-up traffic on Highway-5 near the Highway-52 intersection around 5:45-pm. Witnesses reported at least three vehicles were involved with victims possibly trapped in the wreckage.
Later in the evening, Global TV reported emergency crews were called to the scene around 6:00-pm and that three people had been sent to hospital.
Details from Global indicate RCMP believe a truck collided with a second truck that was towing a trailer, causing it to unhitch. The trailer then struck a car. Two people from one of the trucks were taken to hospital in Calgary while one person from the car was taken to an area hospital by ground ambulance.
We can confirm that a group of Westwind School Division students were involved in a serious car collision near Raymond this evening. In these moments of uncertainty, our sole focus remains with supporting those injured and their families. This is a heartbreaking and tragic accident, and we recognize that students and families from several of our schools and communities will be impacted by it. Counselling and support will be available for students at Magrath High School, Stirling School and Raymond High School tomorrow. We will provide more details as they become available.