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CBC cameraman in hospital after serious crash near Lac La Biche

A videographer with CBC/Radio-Canada has been airlifted to Edmonton after a serious, single-vehicle collision near Lac La Biche, Alta.

CBC/Radio-Canada is aware of the incident, but has no further details at this time

A CBC/Radio-Canada videographer was critically injured in a crash near Lac La Biche, Alta., on Thursday. Media have been in the area covering the Fort McMurray wildfire and the plight of evacuees for more than a week. (Courtney Theriault/Twitter)

A videographer with CBC/Radio-Canada has been airlifted to Edmonton after a serious, single-vehicle collision near Lac La Biche, Alta.

RCMP responded to the crash scene on Highway 55 near Range Road 155 around 5:25 a.m. MT Thursday.

The driver was alone in the CBC vehicle at the time of the crash. He was taken by STARS air ambulance to a hospital in Edmonton. RCMP say he is in critical condition.

CBC/Radio-Canada is in touch with the videographer's family members, who are en route to the hospital. 

"We are aware of an incident in which a CBC/Radio-Canada employee was injured in a single-vehicle crash this morning near Lac La Biche, Alberta," Emma Bédard of CBC's public affairs department said in a statement on Thursday.

"We don't have any more details to share at this point. Our thoughts are with our employee and his family."

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