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6 in hospital after head on collision near Salmon Arm

August 12, 2019 - 12:54 PM

SALMON ARM - The driver of a car that allegedly crashed into oncoming traffic after crossing the centre line, sending a child and four others to hospital, has been issued a ticket for driving without consideration.

Emergency crews attended to the head-on collision Aug. 9 at 5:30 p.m. on the Trans Canada Highway and Second Nations Road. They found an eastbound Volkswagen car crossed the center line and entered the westbound lanes with no reported attempt to correct back into the east bound lanes.

“The Volkswagen car then hit a trailer towed by a west bound pick up truck,” Staff Sgt. Scott West said in a press release. “The truck and trailer were able to stop up the highway safely but the Volkswagen carried on and had a head-on collision with a westbound Honda vehicle.”

The driver of the Volkswagen was transported to Shuswap Lakes General Hospital by ground ambulance and the passenger in that vehicle was airlifted to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops.

The driver of the westbound Honda and one of the two passengers were airlifted to Royal Inland Hospital with the second passenger in that Honda being transported to Shuswap lakes General Hospital by ground ambulance.

Royal Inland Hospital said the patients who were airlifted to them were in stable condition while a child from the westbound Honda was airlifted to Children's Hospital in Vancouver.

At the time of writing there was no update on the condition of the child from hospital, West said.

“The driver of the Volkswagen was served a provincial violation ticket for driving without consideration under 144(1)(b) of the Provincial Motor Vehicle Act," West said.

The highway was closed as crews attended to the occupants of both vehicles and the investigation was undertaken.

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