Vehicle collision in Hosmer halts traffic

A head on crash occurred on the evening of Saturday, Feb. 21, temporarily stalling traffic in Hosmer.

A head on crash occurred on the evening of Saturday, Feb. 21, temporarily stalling traffic in Hosmer.

The accident was caused by a minivan that swerved, crossed the centerline and hit a Ford truck in the oncoming lane at approximately 7:30 p.m just west of the Hosmer Bridge on Highway 3.

The driver in the minivan, a 72-year-old male, was rushed to hospital on precautionary circumstances but was not injured in the crash.

The driver of the truck, a male in his early 50s, was also unscathed by the accident.

“Thankfully, no one was injured though the damage to the vehicles was extensive,” said Sgt. Will Thien with the Elk Valley RCMP. “It was a freak accident as the roads were relatively dry but it serves as a reminder to always drive safe.”