May 09, 2013 - 3:16 PM
To avoid hitting a stalled car with a child in it, a Knutsford resident rolled and totalled his own pickup truck and was sent to hospital with injuries yesterday on Highway 5 near East Shuswap Road on the Tk'emlups Indian Band.
Police were called to the scene about 3:45 p.m. yesterday after a car broke down in heavy traffic, causing a collision as a vehicle tried to avoid it.
The Toyota Camry broke down in the inside lane of Highway 5 across the intersection of Shuswap Road.
A blue Dodge pickup truck travelling about 85 kilometres per hour immediately tried to avoid the vehicle, with the female driver and a child still inside, and ultimately hit another.
"As the Dodge avoided the car, that driver lost control, skidded in a side to side motion and clipped another southbound vehicle on the front driver's fender," said Rural RCMP Staff Sgt. Doug Aird in a press release issued today. "The same dodge left the roadway catching the raised paved shoulder and tearing off a rear truck tire."
The truck rolled once before coming to a rest position on it's wheels.
The middle-aged Knutsford man driving the truck was transported to Royal Inland Hospital with multiple injuries including a deep gash to his head, but he is listed in stable condition.
His truck, however, was not so lucky and was totalled in the collision.
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