September 29, 2014 - 11:51 AM
CHERRYVILLE - A Lumby RCMP officer is probably feeling lucky after he survived driving his squad vehicle off the road, rolling it and hitting a tree Sunday night.
The officer was on his way to investigate a report of a possible impaired driver when the accident happened at about 10:30 p.m Sept. 28. He was driving a police truck on Creighton Valley Road but failed to negotiate a curve at the 23 kilometre mark. The Mountie went over an embankment, rolled down the hill and came to rest against a tree, about 15 feet from the lake, according to an RCMP media release.
The officer freed himself and climbed up the embankment. He was taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital and has since been released.
Police did not say exactly why the accident happened, nor did they disclose the extent of the officer's injuries.
An RCMP traffic reconstructionist is investigating.
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