Ten soldiers were injured when two military trucks collided Wednesday night on a gravel road within CFB Shilo’s training area.
Nine soldiers were treated for injuries varying in “nature and severity” at the Brandon Regional Health Centre following the collision and one was treated on scene, according to Shilo public affairs officer Lori Truscott.
Base emergency personnel responded and members of Brandon Fire and Emergency Services supplied additional ambulance support.
The collision occurred during a military training exercise at around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Truscott confirmed. Although it’s still being investigated by military police, it’s believed icy road conditions may have been a contributing factor.
All of the injured soldiers were members of 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, which is based at CFB Shilo, and were released from hospital late Wednesday night — some into the care of family and friends — after thorough medical evaluations.
“All of these soldiers will be re-assessed this morning at the CFB Shilo military hospital,” said Lt-Col. Bob Ritchie, commanding officer of 2PPCLI in a press release Thursday.
“The health of our soldiers is vitally important. We wish them all a full and speedy recovery.”
» Brandon Sun
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition March 14, 2014