The passenger in a van was forced to take quick action after the driver was knocked unconscious when a chunk of ice flew off a dump truck and through a windshield.
Stonewall RCMP said on Tuesday a 68-year-old man was rushed to hospital in serious but stable condition after a 61-year-old female passenger grabbed the steering wheel and was able to control the vehicle until it stopped.
RCMP said the incident happened just after a southbound van on Hwy. 6, about four kilometres north of the Perimeter Highway, was passed by a dump truck on Monday at about 1:20 p.m.
RCMP are warning motorists to clear their vehicles of snow and ice before going on the road.