Young woman in serious condition after car wreck

A young woman is in critical condition in hospital in Calgary after suffering serious head injuries in a car wreck.

  • Jun. 13, 2012 5:00 p.m.

A young woman is in critical condition in hospital in Calgary after suffering serious head injuries in a car wreck.

The girl was in a vehicle travelling northbound from Sparwood towards Elkford at around 6:29 a.m. on Friday, June 9, when the vehicle lost control and rolled just outside Elkford.

There were three young men in the vehicle, and the one woman.

All suffered injuries apart from the driver. One man suffered a badly broken arm and was taken to hospital in Fernie.

The RCMP and BC ambulance responded to the scene. The woman was taken to hospital in Fernie, then airlifted to Calgary.

“The occupants of the vehicle were all young adults, coming from a house party,” said Cpl. David Williams from the Elk Valley RCMP. “Speed and alcohol are being investigated as possible factors, and the matter is still under investigation.”

The RCMP did not release the names of those in the vehicle, out of respect for the family of the woman, who remains in critical condition.


Just Posted

GALLERY: Elkford goes wild for winter

Big turnout to annual Winter in the Wild festival in Elkford

Fernie Mountain Film Festival this weekend

The Radicals, This Mountain Life to headline Fernie Mountain Film Festival Feb. 22-24

City of Fernie poised to approve $19.3m loan for multi-purpose centre

The City must prove it can pay its portion of the $72.5 million centre if successful for a grant

Elk Valley mines boost overall Teck production

Fording River, Elkview achieve record fourth quarter; Fording, Greenhills have bumper year

B.C. Interior free from measles

Vancouver measles outbreak hasn’t spread to the B.C. Interior

National Energy Board approves Trans Mountain pipeline again

Next step includes cabinet voting on the controversial expansion

Kootenay man dies in crash near Sparwood

Accident occurred last night east of Sparwood, RCMP appealing for witnesses

POLL: Are Wildlife Detection Systems in the Elk Valley working?

In 2016, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) installed two wildlife… Continue reading

Sparwood zoning bylaw review underway

This is the first comprehensive review of the bylaw since it was adopted in 1981

Two more measles cases confirmed in Vancouver

It brings the number of total cases within the city connected to the outbreak to ten

B.C. Special Olympics officially underway in Vernon

Athlete’s Oath: “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

Vancouver Aquarium wants your help to name a baby killer whale

The public helped name Springer’s first calf, Spirit, and is being asked to help with the second

Guards protest firing of fellow officers charged with assault at B.C. prison

Corrections officers demonstrated in Maple Ridge on Friday afternoon

Skier dies at Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Cause of death for young man has not been released

Most Read