Motor vehicle crash near Westwold sends driver to hospital
A motorist is in hospital after a two-vehicle accident in Westwold.
On Thursday, police officers received a report of a collision between a green Dodge pickup truck and a red Grand Am at about 2:22 p.m. on Highway 97, near the Royal Canadian Legion.
The driver of the Grand Am, which had an Alberta license plate, was seriously injured and a helicopter transported him to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops.
“He’s in intensive care,” said Gord Molendyk, of the head and internal injuries.
The two women in the truck were not injured, nor were the three horses in a trailer being towed by the pickup.
Highway 97 was closed for two hours because of the accident.
The investigation continues but it’s believed the Grand Am may have been speeding. Witnesses are asked to contact the RCMP.