At about 6 a.m. on Wednesday, February 17 emergency crews responded to an accident at the top of the South Hill near the truck brake stop, south of the penitentiary. A north bound Hyundai Santa Fe crashed into the back of a semi tractor-trailer unit, that was stopped partially on the shoulder of the road. The SUV was crushed, and pushed the tractor-trailer unit ahead about 10 feet upon impact. The driver of the SUV was taken to the Drumheller Health Centre and treated for a broken arm and a small laceration to his face as a result of the collision. The road was sanded and wet, but it was dark at the time of the collision, and visibility was reduced by fog.
The driver of the semi truck had parked and went to sleep. He failed to place any warning devices on the road or leave his flashers on. He received two citations as a result of the accident.