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Eight people injured in highway rollover near Chestermere
Eight family members were transported to hospital after the Infiniti QX56 SUV they were riding in drove into the ditch and rolled onto its roof
Published Saturday, December 8, 2012 11:34AM MST
An early morning rollover along Highway 1A has sent eight people to hospital.
The single vehicle crash happened at approximately 1:30 a.m. on westbound Highway 1A just west of Rainbow Road. The SUV left the road and rolled into the ditch, coming to a stop on its roof.
The male driver suffered serous but non-life threatening injuries and was airlifted by STARS to the Foothills hospital. The other occupants of the SUV, three adults and four children ranging in age from 18 months to 8-years-old, were transported to hospital by EMS.
According to RCMP, the occupants of the vehicle are believed to be relatives and were returning to Calgary after a night of visiting friends in Chestermere.
The cause of the crash is under investigation. The extent of the passenger's injuries has not bCTV Ceen released.