Recent weather conditions have created treacherous roads in areas within the province, which has resulted in many vehicles losing control and winding up in the ditch.
On Thursday, January 14, Rosthern RCMP responded to the scene of a serious single vehicle collision on Highway 11, approximately 1 km south of Neuanlage. Local EMS, Fire Department as well as STARS Air Ambulance were called to the scene as well.
Morgan Miller, a 17-year-old from Prince Albert, was on his way home from Saskatoon when he saw a vehicle in the ditch and decided to stop and offer his help. While on the side of the road working on pulling the vehicle out of the ditch, Miller was struck by another vehicle that had lost control on the road.
As on Tuesday, January 19, Miller remains at Royal University hospital in Saskatoon with serious injuries.
Since the accident, a GoFundMe page has been created, which was originally made to help pay for medical expenses required; however, Miller’s parents have since noted that all money raised will be donated to STARS Air Ambulance. “We have been advised that there is a GoFundMe me page for Morgan and we are overwhelmed and humbled by it. We just want to let people know that any money donated will be given on behalf of Morgan to Stars Ambulance,” the parents stated.
Brendan Miller, Morgan’s father, was providing regular updates regarding his son’s condition on Facebook, and while awaiting updates on Thursday night, took time to recognize the others that were involved in the tragic accident. “I want to be so angry, but I’m sure the people that lost control of the car that hit him are in a bad way tonight as well. I would be. They could use some prayers too,” Brendan posted.
An RCMP Reconstructionist was called to the scene of the accident to investigate in order to determine what happened.