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Rope rescue required in crash near Sun Peaks

A woman was carried out of a car crash on a spine board on Heffley Creek Road, June 11, 2014.
June 11, 2014 - 6:31 PM

SUN PEAKS - Two people in their twenties are lucky to be alive after their car went off the road and down an embankment, coming to rest in a stand of trees Wednesday.

Kamloops rural RCMP say the woman at the wheel of her mother's silver Nissan was coming around the corner at the 32 kilometre mark of Tod Mountain Road and heading toward Heffley Creek when she slammed on the brakes and lost control. The car went off the road and down the grassy embankment but was prevented from further descent once it hit the wall of trees. The accident happened at around 12:30 p.m.

Const. Rod Eaket says the vehicle was so bashed up in the accident, he could only say it was a Nissan—not which model it was. Other officers commented the woman was hesitant to contact her mother as the borrowed vehicle was destroyed.

A man in the passenger seat climbed out and made his way up the embankment to the highway. Rescue personnel conducted a rope rescue to free the woman from the car. She was carried out on a spine board. Both received treatment for non-life-threatening injuries at Royal Inland Hospital.

RCMP say alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

The occupants are from out of the area, Eaket said.

This story was updated at 3:23 p.m. June 11 to include details from an RCMP press release.

— This story was updated at 10:10 p.m. June 11 to include a video and additional details
 

Credit: by Glynn Brothen
Cst. Rod Eaket shares on a crash involving a vehicle driving over an embankment on the road to Sun Peaks.

Rescuers lowered themselves down a steep embankment with ropes to rescue a woman injured in a car accident June 11, 2014.
Rescuers lowered themselves down a steep embankment with ropes to rescue a woman injured in a car accident June 11, 2014.

The car in a crash near Sun Peaks was so bashed up police didn't know which model Nissan it was, June 11, 2014.
The car in a crash near Sun Peaks was so bashed up police didn't know which model Nissan it was, June 11, 2014.

A woman had to be rescued from a car involved in an accident near Sun Peaks June 11, 2014.
A woman had to be rescued from a car involved in an accident near Sun Peaks June 11, 2014.

To contact a reporter for this story, email gbrothen@infotelnews.ca, or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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