A highway crash northeast of Prince Albert on Saturday night resulted in a vehicle being launched over 100 feet into the woods, as reported by local firefighters. Initially called for a vehicle fire, volunteer firefighters from the RM of Buckland were surprised to find that it was actually a crash incident upon arrival at the intersection of Highway 55, about 15 kilometres northeast of Prince Albert. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) informed the crews that the vehicle had plunged “over 100 feet into the bush.”
While it is yet to be confirmed if there were any serious injuries, paramedics did transport one person from the scene. The Buckland firefighters worked to secure the area, detaching the vehicle battery to ensure the safety of all parties involved. Additionally, a towing company was brought in with a skid steer to facilitate the removal of the vehicle from the woods.
Highway crashes can have severe consequences, and this incident serves as a reminder of the importance of safe driving practices. It is essential to remain vigilant, adhere to speed limits, and avoid distracted driving to minimize the risk of accidents. The prompt response from the volunteer firefighters and paramedics helped to mitigate the potential harm caused by the crash.
Source: Buckland Fire and Rescue Facebook post and local reports