Friday, December 19, 2014

Three hurt in crash

On Friday around at 5:20 p.m., Rainy River District OPP officers were called to investigate a head-on collision on Highway 11 about 10 km west of the 11B intersection (the turn-off to Atikokan).
The investigation revealed an eastbound vehicle, driven by a 49-year-old male from Fort Frances, crossed the centre line and struck a westbound vehicle occupied by two females from Atikokan.

The collision resulted in one vehicle partially blocking the highway while the other rolled down the embankment into the ditch, where it caught fire.
The driver of the vehicle in the ditch pulled herself free and assisted the other occupant from the burning vehicle.
Three passing males from Thunder Bay then assisted the women up to the road just moments before the vehicle exploded.
The trio from Thunder Bay then helped the other injured party from his vehicle.
Both drivers were airlifted to Thunder Bay with serious injuries.
Further information will be released as it becomes available.

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