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Police suspect speed and alcohol played a role in collision on East Trans-Canada Highway

September 10, 2017 - 9:30 AM

KAMLOOPS - Police suspect alcohol was involved in a collision that sent one person to hospital with minor injuries.

Yesterday afternoon, Sept. 9, at approximately 4:36 p.m. police responded to the accident on East Trans-Canada Highway near Oriole Rd, according to a Kamloops RCMP release issued yesterday.

Acting ‘D’ Watch Commander Sgt. Brandon Buliziuk says the motorcycle hit the car before skidding to a stop on the side of the highway. Both vehicles sustained minor damage. The people in the car did not sustain any injuries, however, the motorcyclist went to Royal Inland Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.

After the accident, the East Trans-Canada Highway was temporarily closed, however, the police say they do not anticipate further traffic delays.

Speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in this collision, according to Sgt. Buliziuk and the investigation is ongoing.

Police did not release the names of those involved in the accident, the model of the vehicles, or why they suspect alcohol played a part in the crash.

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