Three injured after 'erratic' driver flees RCMP traffic stop
Ponoka County resident Kirk Kolke recalled of a traffic stop that went sideways on Oct. 12: "I just heard some sirens and then when I looked out, I saw the police vehicles there and an ambulance and a firetruck." Kolke said he lives just a few hundred yards from where Saturday's incident happened.
Published Sunday, October 13, 2019 2:32PM MDT
Last Updated Sunday, October 13, 2019 5:26PM MDT
A person has been charged with dangerous driving after fleeing a traffic stop in central Alberta and then ramming an RCMP vehicle.
Around noon on Oct. 12, a Maskwacis RCMP member came across a vehicle driving erratically on Highway 2A and initiated a traffic stop on Range Road 252.
RCMP say the vehicle fled, and was followed by the police member for a short time.
Then the vehicle "reversed and collided with the police truck."
Ponoka County resident Kirk Kolke told CTV News Edmonton he lives within a few hundred metres of the scene.
"I just heard some sirens and then when I looked out, I saw the police vehicles there and an ambulance and a firetruck," he recalled.
The driver was taken to hospital and has been released, and faces charges of dangerous driving.
A passenger was also taken to hospital in an ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.
The RCMP member sustained minor injuries and was assessed in hospital.
The incident remains under investigation, and a collision analyst was called in to assist.