Wednesday, November 17, 2021
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Injuries after two collisions in the Crowsnest Pass along Highway 3

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CROWSNEST PASS, AB – Police are asking people to slow down after a couple of crashes on Highway 3 Sunday.

The first one happened in the morning when a truck hauling a trailer went down an embankment off the highway near Bellevue. The man driving the truck was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Shortly after a second collision took place in the same area when a truck was rear ended by an SUV.

Two people inside the SUV were taken to hospital with non life threatening injuries.

RCMP are reminding drivers to extra cautius with busier Highway during the summer months.

 

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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 News 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.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

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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