Alcohol a factor as vehicle collides with ambulance near Prince Albert airport

A vehicle collided with an ambulance carrying a patient in a medical emergency near the Prince Albert Airport early Sunday morning.

No one was severely injured in the accident, which happened shortly after 3 a.m. CST, according to a Parkland Ambulance Care news release issued Thursday, ahead of the May long weekend. 

Headlights off, wrong side of the road 

A vehicle was riding on the wrong side of Highway 55 without its headlights when it struck the ambulance, which was heading west on the highway toward Victoria Hospital.

“If not for the incredible quick response and defensive driving taken by our paramedic, lives could have been lost,” the ambulance provider said in the release.

The driver of the vehicle, its two passengers, the paramedics and the patient all suffered minor injuries.

Alcohol was a factor in the collision, according to the release.

The Prince Albert Police Service is investigating the incident. 

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