Two-year-old in serious condition after Armstrong car crash - InfoNews

Current Conditions

Mostly Cloudy
3.0°C

Two-year-old in serious condition after Armstrong car crash

A crash on Highway 97A and Harding Road near Armstrong on Saturday, July 9, 2016.
Image Credit: Bob Dunbar
July 13, 2016 - 8:00 PM

ARMSTRONG - A toddler was taken to hospital with serious injuries following a car crash on Highway 97A in Armstrong over the weekend.

The two-year-old was in the back of the car, properly secured in a child seat, when the collision happened on the highway in front of Tim Hortons in Armstrong Saturday, July 9, RCMP Cpl. Mark Taylor says.

About 2:10 p.m., the driver of the vehicle with the toddler in it attempted to leave Harding Road and turn northward on Highway 97A. It was struck by an oncoming Ford Explorer, travelling in the southbound lane.

The two-year-old was rushed to B.C. Children’s Hospital, and remained in serious condition as of yesterday, July 12.

The driver of the car, as well as the occupants of the Ford Explorer were also taken to hospital with minor injuries, Taylor says.

Police closed the highway down for several hours while a traffic reconstructionist examined the scene.

The investigation is ongoing, however Taylor says the driver of the car was at fault for failing to yield to the oncoming Ford Explorer.

Anyone who saw the accident and has unreported information is asked to call the Vernon RCMP detachment at 250-545-7171.


To contact a reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston or call 250-309-5230 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2016
InfoTel News Ltd

  • Popular kamloops News
  • Comments
  • UPDATE: Missing Vernon woman found
    UPDATE: 9:26 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 VERNON - RCMP says a missing 39-year-old Vernon woman reported missing yesterday, Jan. 19, has been located and she is safe and sound. All p
  • Can U.S. border guards search your phone? Yes, and here are some details on how
    WASHINGTON - In one of several testy exchanges during a U.S. Senate hearing this week, the country's secretary of homeland security was pressed to explain a new policy that allows customs agen
  • UPDATE: High profile Vernon homeless camp dismantled
    "THERE'S NOWHERE IN VERNON WE'RE ALLOWED TO CAMP" VERNON - Several homeless people in a makeshift camp near a busy highway intersection are going to have to find somewher
  • UPDATE: More snow on the way for Coquihalla Highway
    After a dump of snow on the Coquihalla Highway overnight, the heavy snowfall is expected to resume tonight. Drivers heading to and from the Lower Mainland will get a break today, Jan. 20, wi
  • Vernon RCMP looking for missing young woman
    VERNON - Police in the North Okanagan are asking for the public's help in finding a missing woman. Suzie Clark, 20, was last seen yesterday, Jan. 18. Vernon North Okanagan RCMP spokesper
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile