Driver, pedestrians escape injury in Martensville collision

The driver of a vehicle that collided with a light standard, as well as three pedestrians that were in the vicinity at the time of the crash, all escaped injury on Tuesday afternoon, April 2.

The collision occurred at about 5:15 p.m. at the intersection of Baycroft Drive and 6th Street North in Martensville.

“It could have been much, much worse,” said Martensville Deputy Fire Chief Dean Brooman. “It’s amazing that no one was seriously hurt.”

Brooman said the male driver apparently lost control of his vehicle and collided with a light standard.

Three young male pedestrians were also in the path of the vehicle.

“We don’t know exactly why the driver lost control,” said Brooman. “It appeared to be accidental. The RCMP are investigating the incident.”

Brooman said the driver was able to get out of the vehicle on his own.

“No extrication was required,” he confirmed. “All four people were medically assessed by first responders at the scene and determined to be fine.”

Medavie Ambulance paramedics attended the scene, but no one was transported to hospital.

Martensville Fire Department remained on the scene for clean up of the street.