Multiple injuries sustained in Highway 56 rollover | DrumhellerMail
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Multiple injuries sustained in Highway 56 rollover


Emergency Services from Drumheller and Starland County, and Badlands EMS responded to a rollover on Highway 56 about five kilometres north of Morrin Corner around 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 20. A 2000 Pontiac Montana van was northbound when the driver attempted to reach for a beverage being held by someone in the back seat.  The driver took her attention off of the road.  When she looked forward, she was in the oncoming lane. She attempted to move the vehicle back onto her side of the road. She over corrected and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle entered the ditch and rolled several times. There were eight passengers in the vehicle at the time of the accident.  All eight went to the hospital(s) with various injuries. Two were air lifted into Calgary in serious condition.  At present, three remain in a Calgary hospital. This accident is still under investigation.  No alcohol was involved.  None of the occupants are from the Drumheller area.

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