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Weather conditions “horrendous” at time of Highway 43 crash

It’s believed the weather yesterday afternoon played a major factor in a crash that sent four people to hospital. The two-vehicle collision happened on Highway 43, 10 kilometres south of Fox Creek around 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Sergeant Warren Wright says the conditions at the time were “horrendous”, with sheets of rain and hail coming down and water accumulating on the road. An SUV had pulled over on the right shoulder of the northbound lane to wait out the worst of it, when it was hit by a pickup truck from behind due to the low visibility. The SUV ended up on its roof in a ditch while the pickup hydroplaned across the highway.

One of the three people in the truck was taken by ambulance to the Fox Creek Hospital, along with two of the three in the SUV. The third was a woman in her fifties who was transported by STARS Air Ambulance to the QEII Hospital. All patients have since been released.

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