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No serious injuries in Highway 1 collision near Salmon Arm

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October 06, 2016 - 11:49 AM

SALMON ARM - A crash between a semi truck and passenger vehicle resulted in no serious injuries on the Trans Canada east of Salmon Arm this morning.

RCMP say just after 9 a.m., Oct 6, emergency crews responded to a crash in the 4400 block of Highway 1 between Salmon Arm and Canoe.

The passenger vehicle was on the side of the road, facing west, when the driver attempted a U-turn across Highway 1 to head eastbound, according to a media release.

The vehicle was hit by a westbound semi truck as it was attempting the U-turn, police say. The crash caused the semi truck to veer off the road and into the westbound ditch and then over an embankment. The passenger vehicle was flipped into the ditch and onto its roof.

Staff Sgt. Scott West says in the release the driver of the semi was uninjured but shaken up. The driver of the passanger vehicle, a local resident, was taken to the hospital by ambulance with non life-threatening injuries.

Highway 1 was closed in both directions but is now open to traffic.

Crews will be working to remove the semi truck today. Police remind motorists to drive with caution and to slow down for towing contractors while they work to remove the semi.

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