Two vehicle crash on Sun Peaks road sends three to RIH

 | November 20, 2012

Police, Ambulance and Sun Peaks Fire Department responded to a two vehicle crash on the Heffley Creek Road (Sun Peaks Hwy) at 8:05 a.m., Tuesday, November 20, 2012.

It was learned the driver of a southwest bound van lost control about 8 kilometres from Hwy # 5, crossed the centre line and collided with a northeast bound pick-up truck driven by a Kamloops resident. The driver of the truck is to be commended on the evasive actions he took by pulling as far as he could to the shoulder of the road, thereby avoiding what most certainly would have been a head on collision.

The van’s front driver’s corner struck the driver’s door and side of the pick-up truck. After the collision, the truck came to rest on a field, and the van continued an additional 400 feet and entered the north ditch where it came to rest upright.

Both airbags in the truck did deploy and the passenger of that vehicle appears to have suffered a broken wrist. The female driver of the van and her son received minor whiplash-type injuries and all three injured parties were transported to Royal Inland Hospital.

Both vehicle were totaled, and roads at the time of the crash were extremely icy as the frost was coming out on the pavement. The police file is closed and charges are not being sought.

Police are reminding motorist to drive to road conditions at this time of the year and play particular attention to those areas of highways which are shaded and often icy until later in the day.