A Warman Fire Rescue member assists STARS emergency workers at the site of a car-pedestrian collision on Highway 11 near Warman February 13 (Warman Fire Rescue photo)

A female patient was airlifted to hospital in Saskatoon with serious injuries following a car-pedestrian collision on the southbound lanes of Highway 11 near Warman during the early morning hours of on Tuesday, February 13.

Warman Fire Rescue (WFR), STARS ambulance, Medavie Health Services West paramedics and RCMP responded to the crash, which closed the southbound lanes of the highway for several hours and diverted traffic through the City of Warman.

Warman Fire Chief Russ Austin said WFR members were dispatched to the scene shortly before daybreak at 8:00 a.m..

“The collision occurred about halfway between the south entrance (Township Road 384) to Warman and the Central Street entrance, near Froese Aggregates,” said Austin. “It involved a car and a pedestrian. The patient was treated on scene by Medavie paramedics, and then transported to hospital with serious injuries.”

Austin said it appeared the pedestrian had been walking along the road in the semi-darkness prior to the collision.

“It was a very unfortunate incident for everyone involved,” said Austin. “The time of day, with the heavy rush hour traffic, made for difficult circumstances.”

RCMP officers continue to investigate the incident.