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Two-year-old in serious condition after Armstrong car crash

A crash on Highway 97A and Harding Road near Armstrong on Saturday, July 9, 2016.
Image Credit: Bob Dunbar
July 13, 2016 - 8:00 PM

ARMSTRONG - A toddler was taken to hospital with serious injuries following a car crash on Highway 97A in Armstrong over the weekend.

The two-year-old was in the back of the car, properly secured in a child seat, when the collision happened on the highway in front of Tim Hortons in Armstrong Saturday, July 9, RCMP Cpl. Mark Taylor says.

About 2:10 p.m., the driver of the vehicle with the toddler in it attempted to leave Harding Road and turn northward on Highway 97A. It was struck by an oncoming Ford Explorer, travelling in the southbound lane.

The two-year-old was rushed to B.C. Children’s Hospital, and remained in serious condition as of yesterday, July 12.

The driver of the car, as well as the occupants of the Ford Explorer were also taken to hospital with minor injuries, Taylor says.

Police closed the highway down for several hours while a traffic reconstructionist examined the scene.

The investigation is ongoing, however Taylor says the driver of the car was at fault for failing to yield to the oncoming Ford Explorer.

Anyone who saw the accident and has unreported information is asked to call the Vernon RCMP detachment at 250-545-7171.


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