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RCMP thank public for help during head-on collision in North Okanagan

September 11, 2018 - 2:59 PM

VERNON - A head-on collision near Grindrod north of Vernon early this morning sent four people to hospital and garnered the thanks of RCMP.

"When significant things happen in a small rural area, it is often the local public who is on scene prior to emergency personnel, which was the case in today’s collision,” media officer Const. Kelly Brett said in a press release. "The RCMP would like to thank the public for stopping to render assistance to the occupants of the vehicles, with one vehicle carrying a small child.”

Brett said the collision between two small vehicles happened just before 7 a.m. today, Sept. 11, when one of the vehicles crossed the centreline of Highway 97A.

The investigation into the crash continues, Brett said, with an 18-year-old Salmon Arm driver facing possible charges under the Motor Vehicle Act. Neither drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash, she said. 

The highway was shut down for three hours during the incident.

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