Current Conditions

Mainly Sunny
27.0°C

Woman in hospital, car totalled after slipping off highway

January 20, 2014 - 1:30 PM

KAMLOOPS - A woman was taken to hospital this morning after hitting a slippery section on the Coquihalla Highway, rolling her car several times and totalling it.

Kamloops rural RCMP reported the lone occupant was travelling towards Kamloops from the Lower Mainland when she lost control of her silver sedan, hitting a piece of ‘frosty glazed highway' about 10:15 a.m. today.

The vehicle went off the road into the ditch where it rolled before reentering the highway, rolling several more times and finally resting in the fast lane.

The woman managed to get out of the vehicle on her own, but she was transported to the Royal Inland Hospital by ambulance with ‘undetermined injuries.’

Police are reminding drivers to be conscious of dangerous road conditions in early mornings despite recent warmer weather.

To contact a reporter for this story, email: jwallace@infotelnews.ca, call: (250) 319-7494 or tweet: @jess__wallace.

News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2014
InfoTel News Ltd

  • Popular penticton News
  • Comments
  • Body of missing Cache Creek fire chief found
    CACHE CREEK - The body of Clayton Cassidy has been found. Around 10:30 p.m. yesterday, May 27, members of the Ashcroft fire department found his body during a patrol of Cache Creek, accordin
  • TRENDING NOW: Instant karma for angry dog walker
    When crossing a street we all pay attention to a car pulling up to an intersection, but this man seems to get really riled up for some reason. Of course, his threatening behaviour is under c
  • Okanagan Indian Band warns of 'dangerous, disgusting and filthy dirty' flood water
    OKANAGAN - You might think it novel to cruise through flooded yards on a paddle board, or float around on an inner tube, but the Okanagan Indian Band is popping that idea with a blunt warning: flo
  • Firefighters rescue unexpected visitors during blaze battle in Calgary
    Calgary firefighters made an unexpected rescue when they were battling a house fire in the city's southwest. On Friday afternoon, a passerby called 911 to report smoking coming from a ho
  • Fire on Front Street
    PENTICTON - Penticton firefighters spent a hot afternoon battling a fire on Front Street today. Penticton Deputy Fire Chief Chris Forester said in a release Sunday evening, May 28, firefight
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile