Tuesday, 19 December 2017 06:03

Single vehicle rollover near Bassano results in injuries including to a one year-old

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On Saturday, Dec. 16 at 9 a.m., Bassano RCMP responded to a single vehicle rollover on Highway 550 near Range Road 170.

A Toyota Sequoia with 9 occupants, 8 of which were children under 12, left the road and entered the north ditch striking and severing a power pole before rolling and coming rest on its roof.
All of the occupants sustained minor injuries except for a 1 year old child whom had serious injuries and had to be airlifted by STARS Air Ambulance to the Alberta Children's Hospital. The remaining occupants were transported to the Bassano Hospital by ground ambulance.
Preliminary investigation reveals that not all of the occupants were properly secured in seatbelts. This collision remains under investigation. Alcohol or drugs are not a factor in this collision.

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