Two Motorcycle Drivers Suffer Life-Threatening Injuries.


The two motorcyclists injured in Monday's collision at the Walmart intersection in Trail remain in serious condition.

RCMP said they were taken to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail and transferred by air ambulance to hospital in Kelowna with life-threatening injuries.

West Kootenay Traffic Services investigators indicated the collision just after 11:30 a.m. happened when an 81-year-old Ross Spur woman, heading west, tried to turn left into the parking lot at Highway 3-B and Marcolin Drive and was struck by an oncoming motorcycle.

Police said the 68-year-old man from Fruitvale driving the other motorcycle could not avoid the collision and added speed and alcohol did not appear to be factors.

The highway was down to single-lane alternating traffic for about three hours during the investigation.

RCMP have asked anyone who witnessed the collision or have dash camera footage that can help investigators to call West Kootenay Traffic Services at 250-368-5180.