Victims escape injury

Three people were very lucky to walk away from an accident involving a semi and an SUV Sunday night.

A sport utility vehicle was struck by a semi truck on Nov. 18 on the Trans-Canada Highway

Three people were very lucky to walk away from an accident involving a semi and an SUV Sunday night.

Chase RCMP, fire and rescue crews were on scene after a call came in about 7 p.m. Nov. 18, regarding an accident on the Trans- Canada Highway two kilometres west of Chase.

Const. Brandon Brett reports the accident occurred when the driver of a Jeep Cherokee slammed on their brakes and swerved in an attempt to avoid a deer.

A semi truck driver who had been following close behind was then forced to swerve to avoid hitting the car.

However, due to oncoming traffic, the truck driver had no- where to go, say police.

The semi truck sideswiped the SUV before coming to a stop a short distance away.

The driver of the SUV was extricated from the vehicle, but  neither she, nor her passenger suffered major injuries.

The semi truck sustained minor damage, with no serious injuries to its driver.

The accident was deemed no fault, but the semi driver was ticketed for driving too close to the vehicle ahead.

Highway traffic experienced only a short delay while vehicles were removed.

Gun a toy

Police were called out Sunday morning regarding reports of a man wielding a gun in public.

Police arrived on scene and quickly found the individual in  question.

Officers report the  individual appeared to suffer from a mental disability and had simply purchased a toy gun at a local store.


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