Edmonton girls seriously injured in Highway 1 crash

Golden, BC – Two girls, aged 10 and 7, have been taken to hospital in Calgary with serious injuries after a four-vehicle crash on Highway 1.

Police said a total of 14 were injured in the accident near a road work site 54 kilometres west of Golden.

The cause of the crash is not determined but it occurred on a straight stretch of road with all involved vehicles traveling east.

The accident occurred on Saturday, August 25.

“The collision occurred on a straight stretch approximately 54 km’s west of Golden, close to where a paving crew is currently resurfacing the highway,” said Const. Spencer Lainchbury with the Golden-Field RCMP.

“At this time our investigation indicates that all four vehicles involved were travelling eastbound.”

In total 14 people were involved in the collision.

“Several were transported to hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries, however two girls, a 10 year-old and a 7 year-old, believed to be from Edmonton, were transferred to Calgary with serious injuries.”

Highway 1 was closed in both directions for approximately eight hours to allow for emergency services to respond and for the investigation to be completed.

Police are continuing to investigate the cause of the collision.