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Wednesday, August 4, 2021
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Injuries after car collides with semi along 43rd St. South in Lethbridge

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – A person in their late 60’s was flown by STARS to Calgary with serious injuries following a crash between a semi truck and a car.

It happened Tuesday afternoon along 43rd Street at South Parkside Drive South.

Lethbridge Police say charges are pending. The car, which was travelling eastbound on South Parkside Drive, collided with a semi hauling two trailers heading north along 43rd.

Two other people in the car, including the 68 year old driver, were taken to hospital here with minor injuries.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of New Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

On a personal note, Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and funeral assistant since 2016.

Pat is engaged to Tarah and he has two kids and two step-children.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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