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Passenger ejected, taken to hospital by air ambulance after crash in Merritt

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November 25, 2016 - 1:26 PM

MERRITT - A woman is in serious condition after a single-vehicle collision this morning on Coldwater Road in Merritt.

RCMP say at about 8:34 a.m., Nov. 25, a 1986 Toyota Landcruiser with two occupants was travelling southbound on Coldwater road, about 8.4 kilometres south of Nicola Avenue, when the driver lost control on a 'S' curve, left the road, rolled once and came to rest on its wheels.

"The female passenger was ejected from the vehicle and appears to have sustained serious injuries. She was transported to hospital by B.C. air ambulance. The driver was extricated from the vehicle by Merritt Fire Rescue and taken to the Merritt hospital by ambulance," Sgt. Mike Pears says in a RCMP media release.

Police say both occupants are from the Lower Mainland.

RCMP are looking at speed, tires and road conditions as possible contributing factors.
"We are reminding motorists of the importance of wearing seat belts to reduce the extent of injuries if you are involved in a crash. Seat belts are proven to save lives and reduce injuries," Pears says in the release.

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