Vernon rescue crews kept busy with three accidents in two days

One of three weekend vehicle rollovers Vernon Fire and Rescue Services responded to between Jan. 16-17, 2016.
Image Credit: Vernon Fire and Rescue Services

VERNON - Out of three car crashes this weekend in the Vernon area there were no serious injuries.

Emergency crews responded to three vehicle rollovers in just over 24 hours, Deputy Vernon Fire Chief Jack Blair says.

The first was at 9:40 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 16 on Highway 97 when a car lost control and rolled, trapping an occupant inside. Rescuers used the jaws of life to free the person, who luckily wasn’t hurt.

A couple hours later, around 12 p.m., crews were dispatched to another rollover on Highway 97. The vehicle ended up in the ditch, however the driver received only minor injuries.

On Sunday just before 6 p.m. a third vehicle rolled, this time on 27 Avenue. It landed on its side over an embankment. Again, there were no major injuries.

“It’s pretty fortunate for them,” Blair says.

Continuous snowfall and slippery conditions likely factored into the accidents, Blair says.

He says the trio of accidents are a good reminder to slow down and drive to weather and road conditions.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at chelston@infonews.ca or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.


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