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Woman in critical condition after roll-over on Coquihalla

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March 18, 2013 - 11:25 AM

THE VEHICLE ROLLED AT LEAST FOUR TIMES BEFORE STOPPING

UPDATE: March 18, 2013 - 11:50 a.m.

One woman is in critical condition after a single vehicle roll-over on Highway 5 last night.

RCMP responded to the accident about three kilometres south of the Ink's Lake brake check stop at about 7:20 p.m.

A southbound vehicle hit the ditch on the northbound shoulder causing a second vehicle traveling northbound to lose control and roll at least four times before stopping in the southbound lane.

B.C. Ambulance service transported those involved to the hospital. Five people sustained injuries, two of which were children who were not properly restrained.

The woman who was ejected required surgery for her injuries.

The highway heading south remained closed for about five hours while one lane heading north remained open.

RCMP are still investigating the accident, but the highway was said to be extremely icy at the time.

To contact a reporter for this story, email: jwallace@infotelnews.ca or call (250) 319-7494.

 

INVESTIGATION CONTINUES INTO COQUIHALLA ACCIDENT LATE LAST NIGHT

March 18, 2013 - 10:04 a.m.

A motor vehicle accident on the Coquihalla Highway last night resulted in multiple injuries.

Few details have been provided by RCMP.

The investigation has been taken over by the South East District Traffic Services, with additional enquiries this morning regarding the condition of the most seriously injured person.

More information is expected later today.

To contact a reporter for this story, email: jwallace@infotelnews.ca or call (250) 319-7494.

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