Lethbridge, Alberta – On November 4, 2016, shortly before 8 am, Lethbridge Police responded to six, separate, motor vehicle collisions, involving over 15 vehicles, on eastbound Whoop-Up Drive.
It was determined the first collision involved a vehicle hitting a deer on the roadway. The subsequent collisions happened within moments and were caused by drivers falling to slow down to an appropriate speed when passing the first collision combined with other drivers making unexpected, sudden, lane changes. No serious injuries resulted, today.
Police would like to remind drivers to slow down to an appropriate, safe speed when approaching a collision or any road hazard. Drivers must also be aware of their surroundings at all times, ensuring they have adequate time and distance to stop should they encounter an unexpected road hazard ahead.
Lethbridge Police Service