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.

 

Just Posted

More burning prohibitions rescinded in southeast B.C.

Category 2 and 3 fires will be permitted in Southeast Fire Centre as of 1p.m. on Wednesday.

B.C. parents leery of HPV cervical cancer vaccine

Provincial registration uptake among lowest in Canada

Municipal spending outpaces population growth 4-fold in B.C.: report

Canadian Federation of Independent Business has released its annual operational spending report

Winlaw preemie survives smoky birth

GoFundMe Campaign started for West Kootenay family with preemie baby.

Youth on the Loose: Centre takes trip to Whatshan Lake

The trip was organized by the Nakusp and Area Youth Network

Conservation officer frees B.C. deer from flotation gear mishap

BC Conservation Officer Service is reminding residents to keep backyards clear of entanglements

Ottawa to name new ambassador for women, peace and security, Freeland says

Chrystia Freeland also confirmed Canada would spend about $25 million to fund number of initiatives

‘A little bright spot:’ Ottawa residents rescue dog trapped beneath rubble

Freelance journalist says rescue of a dog trapped under rubble was happy ending amid chaos in Ottawa

B.C. deaf community wants different sign languages on federal accessibility act

Advocates also want Indigenous Sign Language to be recognized on the Indigenous Language Act

VIDEO: B.C.-born firefighter remembered by MP in emotional speech

Family asks first responders to look after one another in wake of suicide, growing concerns of PTSD

Airline has ‘close call’ with drone while en route to B.C. airport

Jazz Aviation reported the drone sighting near Vancouver to the RCMP and Transport Canada

Tragic accident claims life of B.C. toddler

Fundraising effort has been created to help mom and family

B.C. nanny charged with sex abuse of 3 children

Saanich Police seek potential victims of Johnathon Lee Robichaud from Central Saanich

‘I’m no quitter’ on climate change issues, McKenna says at G7 ministers meeting

David Suzuki says if McKenna believes what she’s saying, she too should quit

Most Read