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Alberta posts crash footage to warn drivers of black ice

The province's solicitor general's office posted this YouTube video taken from a dashboard camera of an RCMP patrol car. It shows a vehicle flipping several times. It was posted as a warning to Alberta motorists about the dangers of black ice.

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EDMONTON — Alberta's solicitor general's office is hoping a YouTube video will be enough to make a message sink in with highway motorists.

The video, which had close to 14,000 hits since Saturday at 1:30 p.m., shows a white SUV sliding on a highway and then violently rolling several times through a guardrail.

The SUV is then seen upside-down in a ditch.

"The driver of this video was able to walk away, but you and your family may not be so lucky," reads a message on the video. "Drive safe."

Michelle Davio, a spokeswoman with Alberta Justice, said the video footage was captured from an RCMP patrol car dashboard camera near Innisfail, Alta., on a stretch of the QEII Highway.

Davio said the video was posted Friday as a reminder to motorists about the dangers of black ice.

"People need to slow down —  it can change in an instant," said Davio. "This is to encourage safety on the highway."

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