January 29, 2015 - 5:25 PM
KAMLOOPS - Police believe a calf being transported in the cab of a truck may have caused head injuries to the driver after the vehicle crashed this morning.
In the morning hours of Thursday, Jan. 29, Kamloops Rural RCMP members attended an accident scene on Highway 5 near the CN Junction Road after hearing reports of a vehicle crash involving a man and a calf.
When RCMP arrived, the man was receiving medical attention from paramedics. His $25,000 truck was totalled in the ditch, with extensive damage to its front end, substantial interior, exterior and under carriage damage and a new born calf inside the truck. On the driver's side floor, police members found a new born calf with extensive injuries. The driver was in the process of transporting the animal to the vet for a pre-existing condition.
During the crash, a shovel and sand bag were thrown into the rear cab window.
The driver was transported to Royal Inland Hospital for head injuries while the calf was taken to the vet clinic. Responders believe the calf may have hit the driver during the crash.
In an interview with police, the driver said he could not recall how his vehicle left the road and landed in the ditch.
The accident is still under investigation.
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