UPDATE: Driver taken to hospital after Vernon highway crash
By Charlotte Helston
A two vehicle collision slowed traffic on Highway 97 Sept. 30, 2016.
(CHARLOTTE HELSTON /InfoTel Multimedia)
September 30, 2016 - 4:09 PM
VERNON - Emergency personnel in Vernon responded to a car crash this morning that left one vehicle flipped over on its roof.
The two-vehicle collision happened just before 8:30 a.m., Sept. 30, on Highway 97 near Stickle Road.
BX-Swan Lake Fire and Rescue, along with police, and B.C. Ambulance attended the scene.
One vehicle was left upside down and significantly damaged in the northbound lane. The other vehicle involved was not as badly damaged, fire chief Bill Wacey says.
The driver and sole occupant of the car that flipped over was taken to hospital.
Police examined the scene and determined the crash occurred when a southbound Toyota Rav4 SUV swerved to avoid a Ford F350 towing a large fifth-wheel trailer that was entering the Highway at Stickle Road, Cpl. Dan Moskaluk says in a media release issued Friday afternoon.
According to police, the two vehicles collided and the Rav4 then struck the centre median and flipped onto its roof.
"First responders extracted the driver of the Rav4, a 41-year-old female, who was then transported to hospital by Emergency Health Services with non life-threatening injuries," Moskaluk says.
The occupants of the truck and trailer were not injured. Police continue to investigate.
Traffic was slowed immediately around the crash site, however the scene was cleared by 10 a.m.
— This story was updated at 4:04 p.m. Sept. 30, 2016 to include new information from Cpl. Dan Moskaluk.
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