On Wednesday September 16, 2015, emergency crews were dispatched to a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Rainbow Road and Chestermere Blvd. around 9pm. “The collision involved a silver sport utility vehicle occupied by a 62 year old woman from Chestermere, and a black sport utility vehicle occupied by a 42 year old male and passenger from Calgary”, said Sgt. Mark Wielgosz, Acting Detachment Commander of the Chestermere RCMP Detachment.
Preliminary information suggests the silver SUV was headed East on Chestermere Blvd. through the intersection when the driver of the black SUV turned South from the Westbound lane in front of the silver SUV resulting in a collision. The occupants of both vehicles were transported to hospital for treatment of their injures.
Eye witnesses to the collision reported that both drivers were conscious and communicating at the scene, but that the passenger of the black SUV was not conscious. It is unknown what injuries were sustained by those involved.
This same witness reported that the driver of the black SUV appeared to be intoxicated at the time of the crash. Sgt. Wielgosz commented, “The collision remains under investigation at this time. Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor. Charges will be determined pending the final investigative results”.