SANDRA M STANWAY
Driver slams into tree
An 86-year-old driver was found by First Responders on Saturday at about 3:30 p.m. seated in a mini van that was lodged against a large tree in Evergreen Park.
Police report the man, who is believed to have been impaired, was heading west on 1st Ave West at a high rate of speed.
“The vehicle reached a dead end at the parking lot in Evergreen Park and the male lost control of his vehicle striking a garbage can then colliding with a large tree,” states a press release.
The driver was removed from the van and transported to Brooks Health Centre with undetermined non -life threatening injuries.
Speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in the collision.
The investigation continues.
Collision at 4 way stop
One person was transported to Brooks Health Centre with non-life threatening injuries following a two vehicle collision at the intersection of 2nd Ave and 3rd Street West at about 12:45 p.m. last Wednesday.
Brooks RCMP report the vehicles entered the four way stop intersection at the same time and collided.
The 59-year-old male driver in a northbound Honda was transported to hospital while the 44-year-old female in the westbound SUV was uninjured.
Police say alcohol and speed are not believed to be factors in the collision.
The investigation is continuing.
Man thrown from motorcycle
A 55-year-old Medicine Hat man was thrown from his eastbound motorcycle after he lost control and skidded into the ditch.
While the driver was thrown off the bike the motorcycle itself travelled another about 300 feet (100 meters) along a Highway 1 ditch near Highway 36 on Aug. 2 at about 4:25 p.m.
He was transported to Brooks Health Centre with minor injuries.
The cause of the collision is still under investigation but speed and alcohol are not believed to be factors.
Driving lessons in
No charges will be laid after a collision in the parking lot of Trinity Lutheran Church.
A Class 7 driver collided with and moved a cement barrier about 15 feet (4 m) while learning how to drive on July 28 at about 7:30 p.m.
Police report the learner was being properly supervised by a Class 5 driver at the time of the collision.