Current Conditions

8.7°C

UPDATE: Vernon crash sends two people to hospital

The scene of a car crash at Highway 6 and Pottery Road Feb. 21, 2017.
Image Credit: Vernon Fire and Rescue Services
February 22, 2017 - 10:32 AM

VERNON - Two people were taken to hospital after an early morning crash in Vernon.

The collision happened just before 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Highway 6 and Pottery Road, Brent Bond, with Vernon Fire and Rescue Services, says.

Two vehicles were involved, and a photo supplied by the fire department shows heavy damage.

Rescue crews had to remove the door of the van in order to free the driver, who was trapped inside.

RCMP say in a media release the 32-year-old man driving the pickup and the 42-year-old man behind the wheel of the van were both taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries. They were the sole occupants of the vehicles.

What caused the crash remains under investigation by the RCMP, Bond says. Police aren't releasing any results of the ongoing investigation and won't say if any charges are being considered.

While slippery road conditions contributed to a number of crashes in the area lately, Bond says the roads at the scene were dry, bare and in good condition.

The highway was reduced to one lane in both directions while crews attended the scene. 

— This story was updated at 10:31 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 to include new information from the RCMP.


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, 2017
InfoTel News Ltd

  • Popular vernon News
  • Comments
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile