The driver of a pickup is believed to have suffered minor injuries after his truck crashed through a guardrail and into the median on the QE2.
The incident occurred Nov. 22 at about 11 p.m. just south of the Highway 53 exit. It appears the pickup was northbound on the QE2 when it crashed through a guardrail.
SB QEII MVC in the median at Hwy53 near Ponoka. Expect delays and stay to the right. NB lanes expect delays for cleanup. (11:27pm) #ABRoads
— 511 Alberta (@511Alberta) November 23, 2018
To complicate matters, a large piece of the guardrail had become dislodged and landed on the highway lanes where a semi tractor drove over it. The truck was forced to stop in the breakdown lane just before the Highway 53 eastbound exit and was unable to move to the size of the broken rail.
The sole occupant of the pickup was taken by EMS to the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre while members of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit and the Ponoka County East District Fire Department cleared the scene.
The location of the collision caused for some precarious road clearing as it occurred on the crest of the hill. Emergency vehicles that initially parked in the southbound lanes moved to the northbound lanes to give motorists an opportunity to see the emergency lights.
It is unknown how long it took to clear the scene.
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