Snow, traffic leads to busy weekend for paramedics

Arthur White-Crummey

Emergency responders were busy over the Christmas season, as a plethora of collisions kept them on their toes last weekend.

In a recap of their major calls from the weekend, Parkland Ambulance sent out five media releases detailing six collisions. Going back to last Tuesday, the agency has sent out details about nine motor vehicle collisions.

Of those incidents, 10 people were injured. Three of the collisions had no injuries reported.

According to a news release sent out by the Prince Albert Police Service, police responded to a single collision where a resident was charged with impaired driving.

On Dec. 27 at 3:30 a.m., a collision occurred in the 100 block of 15 Street East. A 24-year-old male was charged with impaired driving and exceeding a blood alcohol content of 0.08.

Since impaired driving wasn’t to blame in the spike in collisions, Parkland Ambulance communications director Lyle Karasiuk said weather and traffic volume was the likely culprit.

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