Head on collision sends four to hospital.
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP attend to a head on collision between two vehicles located on Highway 97A near Grindrod.
On Tuesday, just before 7:00 am, RCMP responded to a two vehicle collision located in the 6600 block of Highway 97A. Two small vehicles collided, head on, as a result of one vehicle allegedly crossing the center line causing the Highway to be shut down for approximately 3 hours. Four people were transported to the nearest medical facility by the BC Ambulance Service with non-life threatening injuries.
“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.” Says Cst. Kelly Brett. “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.”
The investigation into the collision is ongoing, however an 18 year old driver from Salmon Arm is facing possible charges under the Motor Vehicle Act. Police say drugs or alcohol were not a factor in this incident.