A Friday afternoon collision on Highway 2 sent four young people to hospital, including a teenage girl transported by STARS Air Ambulance in serious condition.

The crash occurred shortly before 4:00 p.m. in the southbound lanes of the highway, approximately three kilometres south of the town of High River.

EMS spokesperson Stuart Brideaux says EMS crews responded to the three vehicle crash scene. The crash appears to have been initiated by an SUV sideswiping a barrier along a bridge before colliding with a semi and a car.

According to Brideaux, four of the six occupants of the SUV required medical attention including:

  • A teenage girl was airlifted by STARS Air Ambulance to the Alberta Childrens with serious injuries
  • A 12-year-old girl was transported to hospital by ambulance in non-life threatening condition
  • A four-year-old boy was transported by ground ambulance to hospital in non-life threatening condtion
  • The age and gender of the fourth patient has not been confirmed

The occupants of the semi and the car were not injured in the collision.

RCMP officers are investigating the crash. Traffic along southbound Highway 2 was reduced to one lane for several hours following the collision.