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Tractor trailer crashes in slow motion in North Okanagan

October 09, 2014 - 9:19 AM

VERNON - Police were called to help the driver of a tractor trailer when the vehicle slowly went off the road, down an embankment and hit a hydro pole last evening.

At about 7 p.m. Oct. 8, Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP received a call about the westbound truck that eased off the road to the right and continued down for 200 feet. 

The 67-year-old driver from Penticton was the lone occupant of the vehicle and received obvious injuries to his hands. He was taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital for care and evaluation for other potential injuries.

CVSE was notified of the crash but were unable to attend. Vernon Towing was on scene but were unable to pull the truck out until the following morning. 

B.C. Hydro was also on scene to inspect the pole and conduct necessary repairs.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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