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Two in hospital with serious injuries after incident near Taber

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A man and woman are in hospital following an incident involving a stolen vehicle near Taber.

An officer tried to pull over a vehicle early Sunday morning (Aug. 25) around 4:00 am. Taber Police say the officer followed the pick-up truck for a few kilometres down Highway 3 at normal highway speed near Highway 36 when the vehicle sped up.

The truck lost control, hit the ditch and rolled several times, eventually coming to rest in the eastbound lanes of Highway 3.

A 21 year old man driving the vehicle was taken to hospital in Lethbridge and airlifted to Calgary in critical condition. A 23 year old woman, also in the vehicle, was taken to Lethbridge as well with serious injuries.

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Both suspects are from Medicine Hat.

It’s alleged the truck was stolen from Medicine Hat earlier in the morning. The driver is suspected of not having a licence and the woman had three outstanding warrants for her arrest.

At this time, no charges have been laid.

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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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