Child Airlifted to Hospital Following Highway 1 Crash Near Calgary

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 🚨 A child was airlifted to hospital after a serious crash on Hwy 1 near Calgary this morning. Sending thoughts to the family and speedy recovery wishes 🙏 #YYC #Calgary #Alberta #TrafficUpdate #StaySafe

Child Injured in Highway 1 Accident Near Calgary

In a distressing morning incident on Wednesday, emergency responders rushed to the scene of a vehicle collision on the Trans Canada Highway, west of Calgary. The incident, which occurred in the Lac Des Arcs area around 7:15 a.m., prompted a swift response from STARS Air Ambulance and local emergency crews.

Swift Response by Emergency Services

STARS Air Ambulance, renowned for their rapid deployment in critical situations, was quick to respond to the emergency call. According to updates posted on social media, the incident involved a motor vehicle collision resulting in injuries to both a child and an adult.

Details of the Incident

The child, identified as the primary concern, was promptly airlifted to the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Despite sustaining serious injuries, the medical team indicated that they were non-life threatening. Simultaneously, an adult involved in the collision was transported to Foothills Hospital via ground ambulance, also with serious injuries that are fortunately not life-threatening.

Location and Traffic Impacts

Lac Des Arcs, situated approximately an hour's drive west of Calgary via Highway 1 en route to Canmore and Banff, was the site of this unfortunate incident. Reports from CityNews660 traffic center confirmed significant congestion in the area following the accident.

Community Response and Support

The incident has stirred concern among local residents and commuters alike, highlighting the vulnerability of highway travel and the importance of swift emergency response. The community's thoughts and well-wishes are with those affected as they undergo treatment and recovery.

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