Head-on collision near Estevan sends seven to hospital
Published Saturday, December 22, 2012 1:09PM CST
Last Updated Saturday, December 22, 2012 5:14PM CST
All occupants of two vehicles were taken to hospital on Dec. 21 following a head-on collision on Highway #39 near Estevan.
One vehicle, an SUV carrying a family of five, was travelling eastbound. The driver was a 53-year-old female from the Carlyle area, according to Cst. Chad Mehl of the Estevan RCMP. The second vehicle was a car with two occupants travelling westbound to Estevan. The driver of the car was a male youth.
The collision occurred at approximately 5 PM after the westbound car crossed the centre line into oncoming traffic, according to RCMP.
All occupants, whose ages range from one-and-a-half to 56, were taken to hospital in Estevan and Regina with injuries ranging from minor to serious. According to Mehl, it is believed that all occupants will survive.
Alcohol is believed to have been a factor.
The highway was closed for approximately six hours while a forensic collision reconstructionist assisted in the investigation.
The investigation is ongoing.