UPDATE: Occupants of two-vehicle collision near Cochrane transported to hospital

The Cochrane RCMP news release said officers responded to 15 collisions between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. yesterday, ranging from single-vehicle rollovers to multi-vehicle pile-ups.

According to an RCMP update, two occupants of an SUV involved in a traffic collision with a tractor-trailer last night have been taken to hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

A Nov. 2 news release from Cochrane RCMP said the injured occupants were transported by land ambulance to a local hospital. The driver of the semi-trailer was not injured.

“Weather and road conditions were the primary contributing factor to the collision,” the statement said.

The incident was one of several reported in Cochrane and western Rocky View County on Nov. 1 between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m., when heavy snowfall and freezing conditions led to a plethora of vehicle collisions motorized. The Cochrane RCMP news release said officers responded to 15 collisions in those five hours, ranging from single-vehicle rollovers to multi-vehicle pile-ups.

“As poor weather conditions continue today with icy roads, snow, wind and limited visibility, motorists are urged to exercise caution when driving or to stay home if travel is n is not absolutely necessary,” the statement said.

ORIGINAL STORY: (November 1, 8 p.m.)

Cochrane RCMP are currently at the scene of a two-vehicle collision between a tractor-trailer and an SUV.

According to a November 1 press release from the Cochrane RCMP, the scene of the collision is described between Ridge Road and Hermitage Road (Range Road 50) along Highway 1.

“Several collisions are reported in the Cochrane area due to changes in weather and road conditions,” the statement said.

RCMP news release says traffic will be slowed along Highway 1A and Highway 1 through Cochrane as RCMP members and area emergency services personnel respond to incoming reports of collisions and vehicles in the ditch.

“Motorists are urged to drive with extreme caution, black ice and changing conditions impact visibility and surface traction on the road,” they said.

The RCMP collision reconstructionist is on the scene, while emergency medical services are currently on scene. The RCMP asks people to avoid this area if possible.