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Crash on Highway 97 in Lake Country sends two to hospital

A two car crash on the new section of Highway 97 in Lake Country Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 sent two people to hospital with minor injuries.
December 15, 2014 - 11:20 AM

LAKE COUNTRY – Amazingly, no one was seriously injured in a two vehicle crash on the new section of Highway 97 in Lake Country Monday morning.

RCMP Const. Jesse O’Donaghey says just before 7:30 a.m. the driver of a sedan rear-ended a SUV while both were travelling in the southbound slow lane north of Oyama.

The driver of the SUV lost control, left the highway and ended up at the bottom of a steep embankment.

“The driver of the sedan was taken to hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the vehicle that went down the embankment sustained minor injuries as well, and was taken to the hospital by a friend,” O’Donaghy says.

Traffic was down to a single lane southbound for a couple of hours as crews recovered and towed the badly damaged vehicles.

O’Donaghy says the RCMP are still investigating and there may be charges coming under the Motor Vehicle Act.

The driver of the Honda CRV lost control and ended up at the bottom of a steep embankment after being rear ended on Highway 97 in Lake Country on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014.
The driver of the Honda CRV lost control and ended up at the bottom of a steep embankment after being rear ended on Highway 97 in Lake Country on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Howard Alexander at halexander@infonews.ca or call 250-491-0331. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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