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UPDATE: Police believe impaired driving a factor to Westsyde Road collision

Police are turning traffic around at Collingwood Drive and Westsyde Road due to a two-vehicle collision on Feb. 24, 2019.

KAMLOOPS -  Westsyde road has been reopened to motorists after being closed for several hours last night. 

Kamloops RCMP say three people have been taken to Royal Inland Hospital, two with serious injuries, according to a media release. The injured are all Kamloops residents.

A Toyota Corolla was travelling southbound when it crossed the centre line and struck a Hyundai Elantra travelling northbound, Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says in a news release.

"There was one person in the Toyota, two people in the Hyundai. Occupants of both vehicles were taken to a local medical facility," Shelkie says.

 The passenger in the Hyundai has critical injuries. People who saw the incident say they saw the Toyota Corolla driving erratically prior to the crash.

"Impaired driving is believed to have been a contributing factor," Shelkie says.

Police are reminding drivers to use caution when driving in the area as the roadway had to be cleaned.

The roadway was closed after 7:30 p.m. when the incident took place last night, Feb. 24.

During the investigation one vehicle failed to obey flag people. The driver was eventually stopped and received a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition.

An investigation into the collision is still ongoing, police say. 

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