Crash sends two to hospital

 | December 10, 2011

Police and emergency personnel were dispatched to a single vehicle crash on the Heffley/Louis Creek Rd   at   10:42 a.m.  Dec. 10. The RCMP’s initial reports indicated that the vehicle had rolled and persons were trapped inside.

A three man fire and rescue unit dispatched from Kamloops attended the scene and had to use the rescue jaws to remove the driver. Both the driver and passenger were transported by ambulance to Royal Inland Hospital where they both remain. The  driver is  being kept for observation, while the passenger may have a broken arm.

Police reports indicate the vehicle entered the corner,  skidded sideways on the icy road shearing off a power pole then going over 100 feet down an embankment. RCMP report the use of seatbelts prevented further injuries in this crash.

A traffic ticket was issued to the driver for speed relative to conditions.