Pipe Strikes Windshield

February 17, 2017

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For Immediate Release

February 16, 2017


RCMP Investigate Collision on Highway 40

Grande Prairie, Alberta: RCMP responded to a collision this morning on Hwy 40 just north of Gold Creek.

At approximately 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 16th, the RCMP received a complaint of a vehicle that had been struck with a pipe from an oncoming truck.  The pipe fell off the back of the oncoming truck and then went through the windshield of the other truck, ricocheted of the dashboard before striking the driver in the shoulder.

The driver, a 55 year old male of Grande Prairie, was transported to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Grande Prairie with non-life threatening injuries.

The oncoming vehicle was described as a red Dodge 1 tonne truck with a flat bed and may have had welding equipment.   The Schedule 40 carbon pipe was approximately 3 feet long and 3 inches in diameter.

The RCMP is encouraging anyone with information about this investigation, to please contact the Grande Prairie RCMP at (780)830-5701, or call your local police detachment. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS.




Media Contact:

Cpl. Shawn Graham

NCO i/c Community Policing

RCMP Grande Prairie Detachment

(780) 830-5734