Medical emergency linked to crashes

A medical emergency may have been behind some parked vehicles being damaged in Vernon’s downtown core Saturday.

Police and emergency health personnnel responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision with two patients shortly before 11:30 a.m.

“It appears the driver was suffering from a stroke and had sideswiped several vehicles before a Good Samaritan assisted with stopping the car,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

A 64-year-old passenger in the rear seat of the vehicle tried to gain control of the wheel from the driver, a 78-year-old woman, without success before calling for help. Several vehicles were struck in front of Nature’s Fare on 30th Avenue.

The driver was taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital and remained there as of Monday.


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