Luck with driver in Halfway rollover

A rollover near Halfway River Bridge Road on Highway 23 resulted in a trip to Vernon General Hospital, but nothing more serious.

A rollover near Halfway River Bridge Road on Highway 23 resulted in a trip to Vernon General Hospital, but nothing more serious.

The driver, a 32-year-old man, was the only occupant travelling southbound from the Galena Bay ferry in the red Ford pickup when it crossed the double solid line and crashed into the ditch on the other side of the road.

“The vehicle flipped at least once and landed on its rooftop,” said a statement from Constable Shaun Foley of the Nakusp RCMP. “The truck’s roof crushed inward from the vehicle’s weight and the force generated from the collision.”

The driver was monitored at the Arrow Lakes Hospital overnight, then taken to Vernon General where he was examined further. Fortunately, and incredibly, no serious injuries were found.

The RCMP do believe that both speed and alcohol were involved in the crash, and are investigating the matter further. They are looking for witnesses who may have seen the collision or the vehicle while it was on the highway prior to the crash, and urge them to call the Nakusp RCMP.