Highway crash near Ponoka sends 2 men to hospital

| October 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

There was a fiery two-car crash on Tuesday morning south of Ponoka.

The accident happened just after 9:30 a.m., at the intersection of Highway 2A and Highway 604.  Ponoka RCMP as well as Ponoka Fire, Lacombe Fire and EMS were called to the scene involving a Hyundai and a Subaru.

The driver of the Hyundai was traveling northbound on Highway 2A when he made a left hand turn and collided with the south bound Subaru.  Cst. Karolina Malik of the Ponoka RCMP says the two drivers were the only occupants of the vehicles and both were taken to Lacombe Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The Subaru caught on fire as a result of the crash.  A nearby group of CP Rail employees were able to extinguish the fire.

According to RCMP, alcohol and speed are not considered to be factors in the collision.

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