UPDATE Three hurt in collision on mile 155

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UPDATE  Police say the driver of a  Nissan pickup truck was travelling from Red Deer, Alta. to Whitehorse when the accident occurred.  A 27 year -old passenger sustained a serious but nonlife threatening spinal injury.  The 26 year-old driver received only minor injuries.

The 41 year-old driver of the southbound Chevrolet pickup truck was from Fort St. John.  Police say he received minor injuries in the crash.

Police add that all occupants were wearing their seatbelts.  The cause of the accident has been blamed in part on slippery road conditions.  They say highway crews are working to ensure the road is as safe as possible.

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Another collision has taken place on the Alaska Highway.

The accident occurred Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

The Fort St. John RCMP were called to attend the scene, which took place near mile 155 of the Alaska Highway.

Police say a northbound vehicle lost control on a corner skidding into another vehicle heading southbound. Both vehicles ended up off the roadway as a result of the collision.

A total of three people suffered serious injuries in the accident, two in the northbound vehicle and one in the southbound. All three people involved in the accident were taken to Fort St. John Hospital.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation but speed and road conditions have not been ruled out.

Police are reminding drivers that extreme winter driving conditions are in effect and to use caution at all times while driving on the highway.


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