Three people were taken to hospital with critical injuries after a car slammed into two people and the crashed vehicle they had just exited on Highway 102 Monday evening.
RCMP say a southbound Nissan Versa with five occupants went out of control on the highway before running into a guardrail.
Const. Dominic Laflame said three of the five people got out of the vehicle and moved to a safe area, but the other two, who also got out of the car, were struck by a BMW that was also heading south before they could get to safety.
Laflamme said the BMW also appeared to go out of control on the road. It then crashed into the Versa, which was still up against the guardrail.
The driver of the BMW, a 54-year-old man, was the only occupant of that car. He was freed by firefighters and airlifted to hospital by LifeFlight in critical condition.
The two occupants of the Versa who were struck – a female youth and an 18-year-old woman – suffered life-threatening injuries and were transported to hospital by EHS. The other three people in the Nissan were not injured.
Laflamme said weather is believed to be a factor in both collisions.
Highway 102 was closed for several hours while police investigated the crash.